I have been reading about SLiM and am wondering if I were to install it in ubuntu 11.10 if it is compatible or if it would cause serious issues?

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Slim hasn't seen any update since September 2005. It may work for sessions that haven't changed since then but it has the following shortcomings:

  • Does not initialize policykit
  • Does not unlock the seahorse or gnupg key vaults
  • Does not start any DBus-related things

In short, if you are going to use desktops in the range of twm, windowmaker, openbox, it surely is a lightweight choice but you will witness serious degradation if you are headed for gnome, kde, unity or xfce.

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  • Thats grand, thanks for the reply, its a shame, looks pretty cool, lightDM it is then. – Jayo Nov 17 '11 at 23:26

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