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display manager - lightdm, gdm3,

Whonix 15 was using lightdm. It was removed due to autologin heisenbug. [1] [2] [3]

Therefore Whonix 16 is using gdm3. It is also a good choice because it supports wayland (and fits with Gnome, which Whonix might be ported to, depending on many things such as feasibility, resource use, please use a dedicated forum thread (none might exist yet, see [4]).


[1] https://github.com/canonical/lightdm/issues/210

[2] https://github.com/canonical/lightdm/issues/191

[3] Heisenbug - Wikipedia

[4] Search results for 'wayland' - Whonix Forum

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If this is doable during this release cycle, then it would exceed any other benefit of switching away including reduced resource usage.

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Dunno. I’ll know when I get to it. Depends on how many / any issues caused by wayland.

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