about display managers...
christian.baer at uni-dortmund.de
Wed Mar 15 14:12:18 UTC 2017
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I am setting up a new laptop here and doing things a little differently.
The past machines I set up all had KDE4, which I learned to regret.
I'm trying to do things a little differently.
Because I like to play with different WM and desktops, I have installed
Lumina, Xfce and Openbox - there might be more. But there is the
thing about the DM. On Opensuse Leap I can install KDM5 (which I
actually do like) as a separate package (with very little KDE clutter).
FreeBSD doesn't have it as a separate package, so I'd have to install
KDE completely - which I am trying to avoid. Strangely, GDM is there as
a separate package, but since it wants to install the current Gnome3
(~950MB), I won't go down that road either. XDM works but looks like
it's stuck in the early 90s.
I have heard of other display managers, but I can't really say I have
used any. And unfortunately, the term "display manager" in duckduckgo
and others give me a ton of stuff that actually involves displays (as in
hardware). So that wasn't too helpful either.
Can someone recommend a DM, that can be installed under FreeBSD
(without having to install a complete desktop along side it), preferably
one that looks modern attractive (customers will see this laptop) and
makes changing between desktops nice and simple?
 Akonadi and the likes IMHO simply blow, but I don't want to start a
discussion about that here.
 or two, or three... :-)
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