GDM vs KDM - which is better?

Ed Smits ed.smits at
Sat Aug 4 23:03:47 UTC 2007

On 8/4/07, eLists <elists at> wrote:
> Ed Smits wrote:
> > Thanks for all the replies, but my basic question wasn't answered. The
> > question isn't about which of the 2 desktops is better, but what the
> > difference is between using either desktop manager. At present I am
> > using GDM when running either Gnome (90% of the time) or KDE. Is using
> > GDM warping my KDE experience, is there some way I can tell the system
> > to use GDM when I log into Gnome and use KDM (or whatever the desktop
> > manager is called that comes with KDE) when I log into KDE. I already
> > have it set to restart my desktop manager whenever I log out, you
> > would think it would be do-able.
> >
> > Conversely, if I set it to always use KDM would my Gnome sessions be
> > adversely affected?
> >
> >
> > ED
> >
> >
> Fair enough, we didn't address your post, I did switch to KDM because
> there was a bug that meant when using KDE/GDM the log out/off options
> were reduced, switching to KDE/KDM solved that, I have noticed no other
> difference.
> When I go back to Gnome I am still using KDM, and I have not noticed any
> difference.
> Gerard

Perfect, that's what I was trying to find out

Cheers and thanks!


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