When I log onto my computer I usually use a run level 3 – which brings me to a command line prompt login after which I just type startx to get to me desktop.  It kind of brings me back to the days where we would type win at the DOS prompt to get to windows.

Yesterday I installed lxdm for a graphical login and I have to say that I like it. It’s easy to configure and set up.  One of the things I like about it is that I can use the picture of my choice to be the background of it.  It also remembers my username which is good.  I haven’t had as much luck with configuring gdm, but I’m happy with lxdm and will be using that for now.