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Summary: A lightweight display manager

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gtk
Pull in the gtk+ greeter
introspection
Use dev-libs/gobject-introspection for introspection
kde
Pull in the kde greeter

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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