I have no sabayon here and did not dig that much in slim/gdm topics.
However you can remove gdm if you are not using it, I guess it will remove all gnome as well.
Slim looks light compared to gdm (I checked dependencies on gentoo)
If you want to minimize memory usage you could not use any login manager and start openbox from command line after tty boot only.
Jomiel wrote:Hi there,
you could also use LXDM (sounds like lxdm dependencies, but it is independent, also used by xfce) or LightDM (it has light in it's name).
To change the loginmanager open /etc/conf.d/xdm as root and change the string at the end of the file to the command you would use to start the loginmanager from the command line (gdm, kdm, lxdm, lightdm ...). Then run env-update and restart.
ratcheer wrote:Maybe this can be of some help. I use FluxBox with a login manager on Sabayon, but on Arch Linux, I do exactly what you are proposing. I boot to a text console, login at the command line, and startx to bring up OpenBox. When I exit OpenBox, it goes back to the text console. Yes, it is extremely light.
I do not know how the exact operations will compare in Sabayon, but in Arch, I have a ~/.xinitrc file that runs xrdb to merge .Xresources, then starts tint2, and finally execs ck-launch-session and openbox-session.
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