Ubuntu 17.10 to Ditch the LightDM Login Manager for GNOME Display Manager (GDM)

  • Post Updated: April 3, 2024

In a recent report, Canonical’s Will Cooke reveals the fact that the Ubuntu Desktop team is currently considering replacing the LightDM login manager with GDM (GNOME Display Manager) in the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 release.

You might have noticed some rumors earlier this week about Ubuntu 17.10 ditching its beloved LightDM login manager for GNOME’s GDM display manager, especially now that the daily build ISO images are shipping with the GNOME desktop environment by default instead of Unity, but it’s now official and confirmed by Canonical, who said that they didn’t have time to make LightDM work with GNOME.

“We’ve made the decision to switch to using GNOME Display Manager (GDM) instead of LightDM. We had planned to try Ligh… (read more)

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