gdm for the neo

Thomas Gstädtner thomas at
Wed Jan 16 18:21:57 CET 2008

Well, I think that's pretty useless, because Qtopia uses FB instead of X11
und gdm is a X11-displaymanager.
Also it's not that easy, because all the "distros" you mentioned are
completely different in the whole softwarestack, so we're not talking about
switching between windowmanagers or so.
The only reasonable possibility is using a bootmanager, and that's already
there - you can use u-boot to boot whatever you want (whyever there should
be different operating systems on a mobile phone -.-).
There basically is the same reason like having multiple OS on a PC: none.

On 1/16/08, Andreas Zuber <zuber at> wrote:
> Hi
> Some minutes ago i installed qtopia on the sd-card of my neo. Now i have a
> dual-boot mobile and that's really cool.
> There is also a method in the wiki where qtopia and openmoko use the same
> linux installation. But on both solutions you have to go to the uboot-menu
> to
> chose the "phone-desktop" i want to use.
> Now here is my idea. On the Desktop we have the gdm or kdm to switch the
> Desktop. Why do we don't make something similar for the mobile. There are
> also other things to do by such an application:
> * User Login (Multiuser-Phone)
> * Decrypt home-folder
> * Chose session (openmoko, qtopia, gpe)
> What do you think?
> Andy
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