Ly Alternatives

    Ly is described as 'TUI (ncurses-like) display manager'. There are three alternatives to Ly for Linux and Xfce. The best alternative is LightDM, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ly are SLiM (Free, Open Source) and XDM (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 22, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      LightDM is a cross-desktop display manager. A display manager is a daemon that: Runs display servers (e.g. X) where necessary. Runs greeters to allow users to pick which user account and session type to use. Allows greeters to perform authentication using PAM.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      Lightweight and elegant graphical login solution.

      Discontinued

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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.
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