Subject: Re: GNOME/sawfish bugs
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/13/2001 09:36:05
> I don't use "gdm". I use "xdm", and put "exec ssh-agent gnome-session"
> at the end of "~/.xsession". What does "gdm" do that "xdm" can't?

It has a few bells and whistles more. It can choose between different saved
sessions, can switch languages and has a nice "system" menu, that allows
users without a (root-)password to reboot or shut down the machine.

Not everyone will like that, but I find it very convenient for some 

> Maybe a "gdm" thing?

Unlikely. Probably completely unrelated to gdm/gnome at all.