XDM Alternatives

    XDM is described as '(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' and is an app in the Development category. There are three alternatives to XDM for Linux, Xfce and BSD. The best alternative is Ly, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like XDM are LightDM (Free, Open Source) and SLiM (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 22, 2019

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      TUI (ncurses-like) display manager.
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      • 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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