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tuxic

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LXDM
« on: July 16, 2015, 10:44:02 AM »
Just a warm suggestion: Consider including LXDM instead of Lightdm. It's lighter, easy to configure and it's in Debian Sid repos. Also it's very well documented in the Arch Wiki.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LXDM

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oscar@flux-debi:~$ apt-cache policy lxdm
lxdm:
  Installed: 0.5.1-1
  Candidate: 0.5.1-1
  Version table:
 *** 0.5.1-1 0
        500 http://http.debian.net/debian/ unstable/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     0.5.1-1 0
        500 http://packages.siduction.org/extra/ unstable/main amd64 Packages

Just my 2 cents...
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Re: LXDM
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 12:53:06 PM »
using the repos for lxdm brings in the entire lxde as dependencies - including openbox - pretty sure this option was explored in the early days of VSIDO and was dropped.
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tuxic

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Re: LXDM
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 04:28:30 PM »
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using the repos for lxdm brings in the entire lxde as dependencies - including openbox - pretty sure this option was explored in the early days of VSIDO and was dropped

Well... I installed it alone. Just did

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apt install lxdm
Then

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apt-get purge --remove lightdm
No dependencies, no openbox

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oscar@flux-debi:~$ apt-cache policy openbox
openbox:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 3.6.1-1
  Version table:
     3.6.1-1 0
        500 http://http.debian.net/debian/ unstable/main amd64 Packages

nor lxde

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oscar@flux-debi:~$ apt-cache policy lxde   
lxde:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 6+nmu1
  Version table:
     6+nmu1 0
        500 http://packages.siduction.org/fixes/ unstable/main amd64 Packages
     6 0
        500 http://http.debian.net/debian/ unstable/main amd64 Packages

Really light and amazing!!!
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tuxic

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Re: LXDM
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2015, 04:32:56 PM »
Also the arch wiki says:
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LXDM — LXDE display manager. Can be used independent of the LXDE desktop environment.

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https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Display_manager





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Re: LXDM
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2015, 04:37:07 PM »
I will give LXDM another look.. Thanks tuxic
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Re: LXDM
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2015, 05:57:54 PM »
This command -

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apt install lxdm

still wants to install the dependencies. You using an alias for apt? Might be a VSIDO alias - I always just use the ones I made years ago.

I did this instead -

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apt-get download lxdm

to get just the lxdm deb file and installs with dpkg.

It is lighter than lightdm. I'll have to mess with it for a bit.
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tuxic

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Re: LXDM
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2015, 06:40:15 PM »
PackRat wrote:
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You using an alias for apt? Might be a VSIDO alias - I always just use the ones I made years ago.

I just followed Machine Bacon advice at this tutorial:

http://linuxbbq.org/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=620

I love all the advise that these guys give except for the systemd-less systems.
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Re: LXDM
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2015, 06:45:44 PM »
It is nice to see that you don't have to log in over at that site anymore just to view a post

Thanks for that
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Re: LXDM
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2015, 06:52:53 PM »
PackRat, our new friend tuxic is right. lxdm in Debian sid doesn't have many exotic dependencies. Why then installing lxdm bringing lxde+openbox in your case? It is because either an apt-get install alias or your apt preference is pulling in recommended packages. Create '/etc/apt/apt.conf' file and add following to it,
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APT::Install-Recommends "0";
APT::Install-Suggests "0";
This will prevent apt-get from installing recommended and suggested packages.
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Re: LXDM
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2015, 05:57:51 AM »
Great tip. It lives now in my after install tweaks list. Thanks, hackerdefo.