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       kdm - KDE Display Manager


       kdm [options] [tty]


       kdm  is  the  KDE  display manager also known as login manager. It shows a graphical login
       screen for username and password. After authenticating the user it starts a session.
       kdm can be configured for remote login via XDMCP. XDMCP is the "X Display Manager  Control
       Protocol" which is used to set up connections between remote systems over the network.

       kdm  is  a derivative of xdm. man 1 xdm may provide useful information (requires installed
       xdm). For X-related problems try man 7x X and man 1 startx.


              Daemonize even when started by init

              Don't daemonize even when started from command line

       -config file
              Use alternative master configuration file

       -xrm res
              Override frontend-specific resource

       -error file
              Use alternative log file

       -debug num
              Debug option bitfield:
                  0x1   - core log
                  0x2   - config reader log
                  0x4   - greeter log
                  0x8   - IPC log
                  0x10  - session sub-daemon post-fork delay
                  0x20  - config reader post-start delay
                  0x40  - greeter post-start delay
                  0x80  - don't use syslog
                  0x100 - core Xauth log
                  0x400 - valgrind config reader and greeter
                  0x800 - strace config reader and greeter


              configuration file with background settings

              options for X display manager kdm

              the kdm configuration file

              access control file for XDMCP connections

              script to run as root after session exits

              script to run as user after login of user

              script to run as root before the login dialog appears

              this script can be edited to disable or modify the running of xconsole on  the  kdm
              greeter screen

              script to run as root before session starts

              output of this script is displayed in the chooser window


       kdm.options(5), kdmctl(1), kdm_config(1), kdm_greet(1), startx(1), X(7x), xconsole(1), xdm(1)

              Information about kdm and its options

       Full user documentation is available through the KDE Help Center.  You can also enter  the
       URL  help:/kdm/  directly  into  konqueror  or you can run khelpcenter help:/kdm/ from the


       Steffen Hansen <>
       Thomas Tanghus <>
       Oswald Buddenhagen <>

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