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| name     = LXDM
|image= LXDM.png
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|developer= LXDE Team
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| developer = LXDE Team
|version= 0.4.1
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| version   = {{VersionAndDate | lxdm |y|}}
|date= 29 July 2011
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| date     = {{VersionAndDate | lxdm ||y}}
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| genre     = Display Manager
|genre= Display Manager
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| license   = GNU General Public License
|license= GNU General Public License
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| website   = [http://lxde.org/ lxde.org]
|website= [http://lxde.org/ lxde.org]
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'''LXDM''' is the lightweight display manager aimed to replace gdm in LXDE distros. The UI is implemented with GTK+. It is still in early stages of development.
'''LXDM''' is the lightweight display manager aimed to replace gdm in LXDE distros. The UI is implemented with GTK+. It is still in early stages of development.  
 
  
 
LXDM was started by "dgod" from China and is developed by the LXDE community. For some time it only worked smoothly with Fedora while on Ubuntu and others, there might have been some issues.
 
LXDM was started by "dgod" from China and is developed by the LXDE community. For some time it only worked smoothly with Fedora while on Ubuntu and others, there might have been some issues.
  
LXDM has full [http://blog.lxde.org/?p=595 theme support] as of Jan. 22, 2010.  Theme support is based on gtkrc styles and GtkBuilder xml UI definition. LXDM's default theme is ported from the GDM Industrial theme. Currently, LXDM uses the gtk pixmap engine to accomplish its themeing, but in the future will utilize the gtk-css-engine which will ease theme development. Official theme documentation will be forthcoming. Meanwhile here is some unofficial documentation on the default theme's [[gtkrc]] and [[greeter.ui]] files for those interested.
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LXDM has full [http://blog.lxde.org/?p=595 theme support] as of Jan. 22, 2010.  Theme support is based on gtkrc styles and GtkBuilder xml UI definition. LXDM's default theme is ported from the GDM Industrial theme. Currently, LXDM uses the gtk pixmap engine to accomplish its themeing, but in the future will utilize the gtk-css-engine which will ease theme development. Official theme documentation will be forthcoming. Meanwhile here is some unofficial documentation on the default theme's [[gtkrc]] and [[greeter.ui]] files for those interested.
  
The code is in the LXDE svn repo.
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The code is in the LXDE svn repository.
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== Linux distros ==
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Currently, Bodhi Linux uses LXDM by default. Arch Linux has packages for LXDM too.
  
 
== Choosing other desktops/wms ==
 
== Choosing other desktops/wms ==
 
 
If you want to have a choice between starting in LXDE or other options (including simply [[Openbox]]) then it's important not to use LXDM versions earlier than 0.3.0, as they have a [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxdm/+bug/556611 bug] which interferes with sessions other than LXDE. The bug was worked around by adding support for .dmrc in LXDM 0.3.0.
 
If you want to have a choice between starting in LXDE or other options (including simply [[Openbox]]) then it's important not to use LXDM versions earlier than 0.3.0, as they have a [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxdm/+bug/556611 bug] which interferes with sessions other than LXDE. The bug was worked around by adding support for .dmrc in LXDM 0.3.0.
  
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxde/files/lxdm/ LXDM releases on SourceForge.net]
 
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxde/files/lxdm/ LXDM releases on SourceForge.net]
 
* [http://blog.lxde.org/?p=531 LXDM – New Display Manager] - initial announcement on the LXDE blog
 
* [http://blog.lxde.org/?p=531 LXDM – New Display Manager] - initial announcement on the LXDE blog
 
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* [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LXDM LXDM on Arch Linux Wiki]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:56, 25 October 2014

LXDM
LXDM.png
Developer LXDE Team
Latest version 0.5.3 (from 23 Nov. 2015)
Genre Display Manager
License GNU General Public License
Website lxde.org

LXDM is the lightweight display manager aimed to replace gdm in LXDE distros. The UI is implemented with GTK+. It is still in early stages of development.

LXDM was started by "dgod" from China and is developed by the LXDE community. For some time it only worked smoothly with Fedora while on Ubuntu and others, there might have been some issues.

LXDM has full theme support as of Jan. 22, 2010. Theme support is based on gtkrc styles and GtkBuilder xml UI definition. LXDM's default theme is ported from the GDM Industrial theme. Currently, LXDM uses the gtk pixmap engine to accomplish its themeing, but in the future will utilize the gtk-css-engine which will ease theme development. Official theme documentation will be forthcoming. Meanwhile here is some unofficial documentation on the default theme's gtkrc and greeter.ui files for those interested.

The code is in the LXDE svn repository.

Linux distros

Currently, Bodhi Linux uses LXDM by default. Arch Linux has packages for LXDM too.

Choosing other desktops/wms

If you want to have a choice between starting in LXDE or other options (including simply Openbox) then it's important not to use LXDM versions earlier than 0.3.0, as they have a bug which interferes with sessions other than LXDE. The bug was worked around by adding support for .dmrc in LXDM 0.3.0.

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