I am loving the new XFCE version of Mint, it is gloriously fast and shiny except for just one thing. And that's the horrible bloat that is the GDM display manager.
I've now installed SLiM and hoped it would be a painless shift from one to the other but have run into a large problem; namely whenever I boot into Mint and use SLiM as the display manager it garbles the display. If I quickly flick between virtual consoles I can just about make out the error message "Ubuntu is running in low graphics mode", of which I can find nothing of relevance on google.
The odd thing is that if I start with GDM as the default display manager, then switch to another virtual console once it has loaded; I can log in and run slim from there and it will work perfectly.
When I boot the system with no display manager the display will still become garbled and unreadable.
Does anyone have ideas where I am going wrong?