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GDM - The GNOME Display Manager
GDM is a replacement for XDM, the X Display Manager. Unlike its
competitors (X3DM, KDM, WDM) GDM was written from scratch and does not
contain any original XDM / X Consortium code. GDM runs and manages the
X servers for both local and remote logins (using XDMCP). See
http://www.gnome.org/projects/gdm/ for more details.
gdm is main executable. gdmsetup is a graphical tool for easily
changing the most commonly used options.
For full documentation see the GNOME help browser under the
Applications / System Tools section.
gdm and thus also gdm accept the following options:
Do not fork into the background
No console (local) servers to be run
Preserve LD_* variables
Print the GDM version
--help Print simple description of accepted options
gdmsetup accepts all standard GNOME options.
Configuration is done either by running gdmsetup or by editting the
/etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom file, which contains the overrides for
/etc/gdm/gdm.conf. The graphical tool does not support all the options
possible so editting the configuration file is sometimes necessary.
GDM is being written and maintained by George (Jiri) Lebl
<firstname.lastname@example.org> based on the original codebase by Martin K. Peterson
X(7x), xdm(1), Xsecurity(7x), Xserver(1),