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Re: LightDm Greeter

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Post by richb » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:58 am

Jerry3904 wrote:I see here that development is up to 1.9.6 for Ubuntu Trusty. I am actually thinking of downgrading to the stable version we had at this point...

The Arch Wiki makes it clear that customization is not an easy thing.
I agree Jerry. One of the draws of MX-14 for me and perhaps many others is how configurable it is. Being unable to configure the greeter is a negative. I also found the new one a bit underwhelming visually.
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Re: LightDm Greeter

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Post by anticapitalista » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:06 am

Ok, if we use the old greeter, we need to remove the one in the mepis12cr repo.
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Re: LightDm Greeter

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Post by kmathern » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:07 am

anticapitalista wrote:We can't leave it out once it is in as it gets automatically installed. Unless we uninstall it, comment out the mepis12cr repo and then reinstall from wheezy.

It seems that the error might not effect anything. I'm checking.
Maybe Tim could create a xfce test repo, something like:

deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/xfce-test/ xfce-4.10 test

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Re: LightDm Greeter

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Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:26 am

I have been looking at this for the last hour, and am not liking what I see.

I would like to propose that we downgrade lightdm for B2, using the MX-14 logo instead of the little computer icon as we worked out earlier.

Then I will suggest to the Development Team that we explore switching to SLiM. I had not realized how attractive it could be, see for instance this Gentoo theme that probably could be pretty easily modified using our wallpaper--and I really like having the login away from dead center.
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Re: LightDm Greeter

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Post by richb » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:30 am

Gentoo slim looks great. I assume we would retain the ability to shutdown/restart, and choose session from the greeter if we adopt it.
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Re: LightDm Greeter

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Post by Utopia » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:36 am

I would like to propose that we downgrade lightdm for B2, using the MX-14 logo instead of the little computer icon as we worked out earlier.

Then I will suggest to the Development Team that we explore switching to SLiM
I agree completely, we don't have the stuff needed to use the greeter as it's supposed to be used. It probably works better on a full gnome or unity desktop. Every time I want to add some function to it, it turns up some file or folder is missing.
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Re: LightDm Greeter

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Post by lucky9 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:13 pm

Probably has to be installed with Recommends and Suggesteds enabled.
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