warrickguy wrote:I was waiting for debian/ubuntu Mate 1.4 hoping it would have mate-display-manager, but it seems MDM has completely disappeared. GDM and lightdm have a lot of dependencies.
Not sure where you get an idea from about that LightDM has a lot of dependencies. Itself doesn't has a lot of dependencies compare to say GDM and even MDM (that is based on GDM). I know because I have worked with GDM port and created LightDM port on FreeBSD.
lightdm port dependencies: x11, xdmcp, xcb, xklavier, gettext and glib
lightdm-gtk-greeter port dependencies: gtk3 and lightdm (plus its dependencies)
I am not going to list both GDM and MDM dependencies because it's too long to list.
warrickguy wrote:Can anyone suggest a display manager that supports user switching <snip>
Okay, it explains why you don't want LightDM.