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== Enabling Lightdm ==
 
== Enabling Lightdm ==
 
Lightdm can be loaded on startup by entering it in your daemons array in {{Filename|rc.conf}} or by modifying {{Filename|inittab}}. See [[Display Manager]] for detailed instructions.
 
Lightdm can be loaded on startup by entering it in your daemons array in {{Filename|rc.conf}} or by modifying {{Filename|inittab}}. See [[Display Manager]] for detailed instructions.
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== Configuration ==
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In most cases further configuration will not be necessary. If needed, a well documented configuration file exists in
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/etc/lightdm.conf
  
 
== Tips and Tricks ==
 
== Tips and Tricks ==

Revision as of 20:23, 12 May 2011

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Template:Article summary start Template:Article summary text Template:Article summary heading Template:Article summary wiki Template:Article summary end Lightdm LightDM is a cross-desktop display manager that aims is to be the standard display manager for the X.org X server.

Installation

Lightdm is not yet officially supported, but a package is availabe in the AUR You can install it using your favourite AUR helper, e.g.:

# packer -S lightdm

Enabling Lightdm

Lightdm can be loaded on startup by entering it in your daemons array in Template:Filename or by modifying Template:Filename. See Display Manager for detailed instructions.

Configuration

In most cases further configuration will not be necessary. If needed, a well documented configuration file exists in

/etc/lightdm.conf

Tips and Tricks

There is no service definition for systemd yet, but it's easy to create your own one: Just create the file

/lib/systemd/system/lightdm.service

With the following content:

[Unit]
Description=Light Display Manager
Requires=dev-tty7.device
After=dev-tty7.device systemd-user-sessions.service

[Service]
ExecStart=/usr/bin/lightdm
StandardOutput=syslog

[Install]
WantedBy=graphical.target

And execute:

# systemctl enable lightdm.service

To start it by default when booting.