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Re: GDM3 very slow to load gnome

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 08:16:32AM -0500, john wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Nov 2012 09:45:07 +0100
> Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> =Use another display manager ;). I still try to fix some GNOME stuff
> =myself, but I guess it's not worse the effort. The best thing to do IMO
> =is to be on the look-out for a complete GNOME replacement. Since I'm
> not =blind, I simply could switch to Xfce, but I e.g. still need
> Evolution to =access my emails and I already have one Linux install
> where Evolution is =unusable. I choose Linux because I want
> versatility. GNOME upstream =started with a dependency to a borked
> sound server and now the DE =already has a hard dependency to the
> startup process (again upstream!). =I wonder what the DE has to do with
> startup? Perhaps there's already an =inconsistency when using GNOME
> with initd instead of systemd. Dunno! =
> =2 Cents,
> =Ralf 
> =
> =
> I run gnome3 with lightdm and openbox. It seems to work fine without
> some of the bugginess of gdm3. I might add however, that this install
> is running on a virtual machine (openbox) - I run it there in the hope
> that it becomes useable (for me that is).
There is also slim, nodm, and gdm (at least in Squeeze, the old gdm is
still available).

nodm doesn't give you a login screen -- it just logs in a particular
user automatically.  I use it for things like my MythTV frontend.


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