I use KDE largely because of the user-switching functionality of KDM. It has been frustrating that there seem to be no real contenders. It does not seem that this would be all that difficult. Where would one find all the necessary APIs and such to write a login manager?

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could you clarify what you mean by "real contender"?

(13 Apr '10, 21:57) Matt Rogers

gdm(flexiserver) does user-switching

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answered 12 Apr '10, 16:49

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I was really thinking about how to get away from KDE---how to have the user-switchin functionality of KDM, but using a more streamlined DE or WM

(14 Apr '10, 02:49) pixellany

Have you looked at SLiM or Quingy? They may do what you're after.

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I don't understand what the benefit of a KDM based session switcher is ... ;}

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In my experience, KDM has the best user-switching functionality. I have not found anything that matches it.

(14 Apr '10, 02:50) pixellany

Why not just use KDM as your prefdm choice, and use any other DE / WM? I've not used it myself, but surely there's no direct requirement to use KDE if KDM is in use?

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