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    LightDM Alternatives

    LightDM is described as 'cross-desktop display manager. A display manager is a daemon that:' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are eight alternatives to LightDM for Linux, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is Ly, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LightDM are SDDM (Free, Open Source), emptty (Free, Open Source), SLiM (Free, Open Source) and GDM (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 28, 2021
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      TUI (ncurses-like) display manager.
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      Maalo Because it is made with ncurses and fits well with minimal windows managers like Xmonad, bspwm, etc.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Simple Desktop Display Manager is a display manager (a graphical login program and session manager) for the X11 and Wayland windowing systems.
    1. Dead simple CLI Display Manager on TTY.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      Lightweight and elegant graphical login solution.

      Discontinued

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      The GNOME Display Manager is a program that manages graphical display servers and handles graphical user logins.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Console TDM is an extension for xorg-xinit written in pure bash. It is inspired by CDM, which aimed to be a replacement of display managers such as GDM.
    2. XDM (in full, the X Display Manager) is the default display manager for the X Window System. It is a bare-bones X display manager. It was introduced with X11 Release 3 in October 1988, to support the standalone X terminals that were just coming onto the market.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Minimalistic, yet full-featured display manager that provides a fast, dialog-based login system without the overhead of the X Window System.
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