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NAME

GDM − The GNOME Display Manager

SYNOPSIS

gdm [options]
gdm-binary [options]
gdmsetup [options]
gdm-stop
gdm-restart
gdm-safe-restart

DESCRIPTION

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.jirka.org/gdm.html for more details.

gdm is just a script that runs the actual gdm-binary executable. gdm-stop is a script that stops the current running daemon immediately, gdm-restart restarts the current daemon immediately and gdm-safe-restart restarts the current daemon after everyone has logged out. gdmsetup is a graphical tool for easily changing the most commonly used options.

For full documentation see the GNOME help browser under the GNOME / System section.

OPTIONS

gdm and thus also gdm-binary accept the following options:
−nodaemon

Do not fork into the background

−−no−console

No console (local) servers to be run

−−preserve−ld−vars

Preserve LD_* variables

−−version

Print the GDM version

−−help

Print simple description of accepted options

gdmsetup accepts all standard GNOME options.

CONFIGURATION

Configuration is done either by running gdmsetup 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.

AUTHOR

GDM is being written and maintained by George (Jiri) Lebl <jirka [AT] 5z.com> based on the original codebase by Martin K. Peterson <mkp [AT] mkp.net>.

SEE ALSO

X(7x), xdm(1), Xsecurity(7x), Xserver(1),

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