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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 eight alternatives to XDM for Linux, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is Ly, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like XDM are SDDM, emptty, LightDM and SLiM.

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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...

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    Ly

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    8 alternatives to Ly 

    TUI (ncurses-like) display manager.

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  2. SDDM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to SDDM 

    Simple Desktop Display Manager is a display manager (a graphical login program and session manager) for the X11 and Wayland windowing systems.

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  3. emptty

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to emptty 

    Dead simple CLI Display Manager on TTY.

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  4. LightDM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to LightDM 

    A lightweight display manager.

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  5. SLiM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    8 alternatives to SLiM 

    Lightweight and elegant graphical login solution.

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  6. CDM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to CDM 

    Minimalistic, yet full-featured display manager that provides a fast, dialog-based login system without the overhead of the X Window System. Written in pure bash, CDM has almost no dependencies, yet supports multiple users/sessions and can start virtually any desktop environment...

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    GDM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to GDM 

    GNOME Display Manager is a display manager (a graphical login manager) for the windowing systems X11 and Wayland.

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  8. TDM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to TDM 

    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.

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