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#1 2013-05-11 02:35:26

greenpossum
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Registered: 2009-07-10
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installing lightdm

While I have no quarrel with the choice of slim as the default for low resource use, I want a display manager that gives me a shutdown option. Yes, I know it can be set up up with a halt account, but I like a GUI method. Also on this thin client I have a remote session on vt8 and want to shutdown the machine without having to set up halt or login first.

Installing lightdm in parallel is as easy as:

apt-get install lightdm

and then choosing lightdm when the package reconfigure script asks which DM you want. To switch back to slim at the next start up, do:

dpkg-reconfigure slim

and it's obvious what command to use to switch back to lightdm again.

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#2 2013-05-27 06:06:57

KrunchTime
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Registered: 2012-03-02
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Re: installing lightdm

Thanks for the post.  I successfully installed LightDM yesterday using your how-to.

Last edited by KrunchTime (2013-05-27 06:07:27)


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#3 2013-05-27 10:25:28

Super-Nathan
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Registered: 2009-12-18
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Re: installing lightdm

greenpossum wrote:

While I have no quarrel with the choice of slim as the default for low resource use, I want a display manager that gives me a shutdown option. Yes, I know it can be set up up with a halt account, but I like a GUI method. Also on this thin client I have a remote session on vt8 and want to shutdown the machine without having to set up halt or login first.

Installing lightdm in parallel is as easy as:

apt-get install lightdm

and then choosing lightdm when the package reconfigure script asks which DM you want. To switch back to slim at the next start up, do:

dpkg-reconfigure slim

and it's obvious what command to use to switch back to lightdm again.

Great write up! I used lightdm for a long time till I switched to sddm


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