Re: [kde-linux] SDDM alternatives
- Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 04:36:01 +0000 (UTC)
- From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [kde-linux] SDDM alternatives
CLOSE Dave posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:04:03 -0800 as excerpted:
> F23 with KDE uses the SDDM display manager by default. This is totally
> impractical in an environment, like ours, where users are authenticated
> through the network. There are literally hundreds of possible users.
> Scrolling through that many pseudo-pictures to find yourself is stupid!
> It's also something of a security exposure as everyone learns all the
> possible users of the system. There has to be a way to allow a user to
> explicitly enter his name without having to select it from any kind of
> list. Ideas?
FWIW, here I just login at the text CLI, and run startx (which is setup
with a kde session that then runs startkde, etc).
Totally practical for network authentication, indeed, ssh CLI login if
desired, and no X overhead when nobody's logged in or when the login is
CLI and doesn't need X. And it's much harder to break a CLI login than a
*DM of any sort. =:^)
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