I need to make a small correction.
In my last post, “Interesting New Developements…“, I mentioned how AIGLX and DRI weren’t working with LDM. Turns out, if I use LDM_DIRECTX=true in lts.conf, that was indeed the case. But if I was using LDM_DIRECTX=false I would receive proper software rendering support reported by glxinfo instead of that BadRequest problem I had with the direct X option. I still haven’t figured out why but I’m sure it’s related to the SSH tunnelling involved in the non-direct X11 connection.
Also, I ragged on LDM quite a bit. Despite the perceived shortcomings, those interface issues can be resolved over time and I hope they will be because the real meat of LDM seems to work pretty well.