What is the "thinnest" display manager available?

Anton Sayetsky vsjcfm at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 21:36:39 UTC 2013

2013/11/25 Yuri <yuri at rawbw.com>:
> I want to have as few packages installed as possible, and I want to use
> small window manager (dwm). But what is the thinnest display manager
> available? I know kdm and gdm both work, but both pull a ton of dependencies
> which I don't want.
> Features required:
> * automatic start (through /etc/rc.conf)
> * automatically run xorg and window manager of choice
> * automatically login a particular user
> * not many or no dependencies
> What is the smallest display manager that qualifies?
> Or maybe there is an easy way to run xorg + WM with some simple shell
> script? Anything like this ready to use?
Of course, your own shell script likely will be thinnest beause it'll
contain only function required to you and noone other.
But you can try lightdm. ;)

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