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.
is main executable.
is a graphical tool for easily changing the most commonly
For full documentation see the GNOME help browser
Applications / System Tools
and thus also
accept the following options:
Do not fork into the background
No console (local) servers to be run
Preserve LD_* variables
Print the GDM version
Print simple description of accepted options
accepts all standard GNOME options.
Configuration is done either by running
or by editting the /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf (usually,
could also be /etc/gdm/gdm.conf) file. The graphical
tool does not support all the options possible so
editting the configuration file is sometimes necessary.
is being written and maintained by George (Jiri) Lebl <email@example.com>
based on the original codebase by Martin K. Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org>.