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Bug#168601: default {x|g|k|w}dm: why not "disable" as a choice



#include <hallo.h>
* Branden Robinson [Wed, Nov 13 2002, 12:59:42PM]:

> > Even the fact XDM is not started during the installation is a
> > potentialy dangerous surprise.
> 
> What's "dangerous" about it?
> 
> Having a sudden VT switch in the middle of your upgrade procedure is
> also a surprise.

Imagine you misconfigured X, eg. wrong monitor settings You see the
problem and type Ctrl-Alt-Backspace quickly. Fine. Now, you continue the
installation and work without X. Next morning, you boot the box and see
some X thingie start. You kill it with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. You kill it.
It restarts. That is just annoying. And such things happen.

> > Or you want to change the login-manager. Why cannot you install multiple
> > at the same time? They could be managed with an x-login-manager
> > alternative, very easy.
> 
> What's a login-manager?

Something we should have as alternative instead of hacking some config
files with postinst scripts.

Gruss/Regards,
Eduard.
-- 
"Unix ist ein Konzept! Windows hat garkeins (oder wo sind die Gemeinsamkeiten
 von Win 3, 9x, und NT?)" -- Lakmal Gunasekara <Gunasekara@t-online.de>

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