XDM (display manager)
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XDM (in full, the X Display Manager) is the default display manager for the X Window System. It is a bare-bones X display manager. It was introduced with X11 Release 3 in October 1988, to support the standalone X terminals that were just coming onto the market. It was written by Keith Packard.
A screenshot of an XDM login screen
|Original author(s)||Keith Packard|
|Initial release||October 1988|
1.1.12 / March 2, 2019
|Written in||C, C++|
|Type||X display manager|
Because of XDM's minimalism, most desktop environments tend to use later, more sophisticated display managers.
- Coopersmith, Alan (2019-03-02). "xdm 1.1.12". xorg-announce. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
- xdm manual page.
- Taming The X Display Manager.
- Nielsen, Mark (July 1999). "Configuring XDM — a graphical login interface for Linux or UNIX". Linux Gazette. No. 43. Archived from the original on July 5, 2004.