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|Summary=X.Org xdm application
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|Summary=A lightweight display manager
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|CatPkg=x11-misc/lightdm
 
|Maintainer=
 
|Maintainer=
|Homepage=http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/display_manager/
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|Homepage=http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/LightDM
 
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Lightdm is a light display manager. It's an excellent alternative to gdm, & kdm. Lightdm is used in conjunction with {{package|x11-apps/xdm}}.
  
XDM ([[Wikipedia:XDM_(display_manager)|Wikipedia page]],) also known as the X Display Manager, is an application that typically starts at system startup, and presents a graphical login screen. Once a user successfully logs in, their X session begins.
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=== install ===
  
On Gentoo systems, XDM installs the {{f|/etc/init.d/xdm}} init script, which via the {{f|/etc/conf.d/xdm}} configuration file is used to start other display managers, such as GNOME's {{c|gdm}}.
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<console>###i## emerge lightdm</console>
  
==install==
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=== configuration ===
{{note|make sure your x11 is working properly before attempting to use xdm}}
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Lightdm is configured with <code>/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf</code>, and <code>/etc/conf.d/xdm</code>.  By default, lightdm ships with lightdm-gtk-greeter which is controlled by <code>/etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf</code>
{{console|body=###i## emerge xdm}}
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==configure==
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{{file|name=/etc/conf.d/xdm|lang=|desc=xdm configuration to use lightdm|body=
xdm is controlled by {{f|/etc/conf.d/xdm}}.
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DISPLAYMANAGER="lightdm"
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}}
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=== Greeters ===
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LightDM will be pretty useless for graphical logins with out the addition of a greeter for it.
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For GTK fans:
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{{console|body=###i## emerge x11-misc/lightdm-gtk-greeter}}
  
xdm is often paired with other, more modern display managers.
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for KDE fans:
see:
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{{console|body=###i## emerge x11-misc/lightdm-kde}}
*{{package|x11-misc/lightdm}}
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*{{package|gnome-base/gdm}}
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*{{package|kde-base/kdm}}
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*{{package|x11-misc/slim}}
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==init==
 
{{console|body=###i## rc-update add xdm
 
###i## rc}}
 
 
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x11-misc/lightdm


Source Repository:Gentoo Portage Tree
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Summary: A lightweight display manager

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Lightdm is a light display manager. It's an excellent alternative to gdm, & kdm. Lightdm is used in conjunction with XDM (Display Manager).

install

# emerge lightdm

configuration

Lightdm is configured with /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, and /etc/conf.d/xdm. By default, lightdm ships with lightdm-gtk-greeter which is controlled by /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf

/etc/conf.d/xdm - xdm configuration to use lightdm
DISPLAYMANAGER="lightdm"

Greeters

LightDM will be pretty useless for graphical logins with out the addition of a greeter for it.

For GTK fans:

# emerge x11-misc/lightdm-gtk-greeter


for KDE fans:

# emerge x11-misc/lightdm-kde