GDM vs KDM - which is better?

Felipe Figueiredo philsf79 at
Sun Aug 5 15:10:36 UTC 2007

On 8/3/07, Ed Smits <ed.smits at> wrote:

> Is there any advantage/disadvantage one way or the other to using
> either desktop manager?

I guess the disavantage is that you loose the "shutdown/reboot" button
if you don't use matching DM and login manager. Other than that, I
don't even know if it keeps running full time - probably just a
listener process (consuming minimal RAM), waiting to spawn the login
screen when session dies/gets closed.

This way for a GUI-way to shutdown/reboot you would have to logout,
and do it from the [GK]DM screen.


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