(comes with X windows)
A basic display manager, to let the user boot into a login screen.
It gets the job done. It lacks user-switching and poweroff/suspend functionality.
XDM = X Window Display Manager
- 2019-02-20 - I haven't used this for some time, and switched to a way to use the tty login prompt as my login tool.
- 2016-03-27 - 1.1.11, on Slackware 14.1
- 2009-03-26 - (version not recorded) on (distribution not recorded)
I had used XDM on-and-off on other Linux distributions before Lubuntu. I have no notes from those days.
2016-03-27 - 1.1.11 ∞
This comes with Slackware 14.1
Slackware has to be set to boot into a GUI mode:
id:3:initdefault: => id:4:initdefault:
After this change, Slackware will automatically use the appropriate desktop manager on bootup.
xwmconfig has been set to, say, Blackbox, then I believe xdm will be launched on bootup.
Tested and works automagically with Openbox.
2009-03-26 - (version not recorded) ∞
Simple default display manager.
Nice and slim. I like it. The configuration is completely opaque though.
startup by default ∞
xdm in there. It doesn't have to be at the end either.
Or better yet:
until /usr/bin/xdm; do :; done
This must be at the very end.
I think it's possible to edit
/etc/inittab with something like:
x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/xdm >& /dev/null
It begins here:
Stuff here? (See .Xresources)
Dunno, this looks wrong to me..