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[http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/LightDM Lightdm] LightDM is a cross-desktop display manager that aims is to be the standard display manager for the X.org X server.
 
[http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/LightDM Lightdm] LightDM is a cross-desktop display manager that aims is to be the standard display manager for the X.org X server.
 
== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
Lightdm is not yet officially supported, but a package is availabe in the [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=40708 AUR]
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You can install {{Package AUR|lightdm}} from the [[AUR]].
You can install it using your favourite AUR helper, e.g.:
 
 
 
# packer -S lightdm
 
  
 
== Enabling Lightdm ==
 
== Enabling Lightdm ==

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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

You can install Template:Package AUR from the AUR.

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

/etc/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.