My opensuse install includes several graphic login managers, so I decided to try them all out. This post will report my experience with them. In particular, I will be discussing:
- kdm – this is installed as part of the KDE pattern;
- gdm – this is installed when you install Gnome;
- lightdm – this appears to come with XFCE;
- lxdm – the login manager for LXDE
- xdm – a standard and tradition part of a basic Xwindows install.
During testing of 13.1 pre-release versions, I also installed enlightenment. Apparently, that comes with “entrance” as a login manager. But I do not currently have that installed, so I did not test it. My experience with enlightenment was unenlightening.
I decided to give icewm a good test. So, several days ago I selected icewm from the kdm login screen, and I used it for a little over 3 days. This post describes my experiences.
The first thing to note, is that I am running openSUSE 12.1 on my desktop system. A default install of openSUSE includes the “lite” version of icewm. However, I installed the more complete version with support for panels. Yast software manager shows that what I have installed is: Read More…