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I would like to know the easiest and most straight forward way to to install the SLiM login manager. hopefully through terminal, but I am not fussy how I install it correctly as long as it works.

I am using ubuntu 12.04 and slim login manager is a very lightweight login manager, with some connections to both awesome and DWM window manager.

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You might want to explain briefly what that is, and why you need/want it... – Thomas Ward May 29 '12 at 19:56
you should add your ubuntu version - if its 11.10 or later, you need to be aware of this Q&A:… – fossfreedom May 29 '12 at 19:56
i have just added the additional information. – J.Hunter Jun 2 '12 at 10:47
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Install slim:

sudo apt-get install slim

or click slimInstall slim

If you change your mind later, and want to fall back to the default login manager back:

Ubuntu 11.04 and later:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm

Before Ubuntu 11.04:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm
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But be aware, as fossfreedom commented, it's probably not a wise idea to use this login manager :) – Andrejs Cainikovs May 29 '12 at 21:32

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