I am in the process of creating a lightweight yet full-featured Linux disto and don't want to include a whole bunch of unnecessary or bloated software. It is supposed to run off a USB flash drive. I want to have it be somewhat user-friendly, hence the necessity of a graphical login.
I really hope it can be
xdm (a 115 KB package) and not
kdm (part of a 64 MB package).
I realize that much of the user-friendliness comes from having a visually-pleasing graphical interface, and a lot of effort thus far has been put into art direction. Much of the user interface (fluxbox) has been heavily customized to reflect the art and themes of the disto.
My questions are:
- How far can the look and feel of xdm(1) be customized?
- Have you tried or seen the work of others who have done it?
- Can you show me an example?
- If it's unfeasible to expect that much out of xdm, is there another graphical login client that is equally as lightweight?