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Re: What's the difference between a display manager and a window manager?

i could be wrong, but isn't the display manager simply the 'login
screen?" like gnome's gdm or x's xdm. the window manager is the
minimal desktop. something like fluxbox or similar.

although, i'm sure there is more to it than that...and probably a
better explination.

On 12/28/06, Rick Thomas <rbthomas55@pobox.com> wrote:
Showing my ignorance...  (I'm an old "command line" guy who mostly
just needs a simple console terminal.)

Can anyone explain (or point me to a good document on) the following

What's the difference between a "display manager" and a "window

Do I need both?  Can you give some examples of each and explain their

And how does any of this differ from plain old "X11"?



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