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Note that this requires [http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/xorg-server-xephyr/ xorg-server-xephyr] to be installed, first.
Note that this requires [http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/xorg-server-xephyr/ xorg-server-xephyr] to be installed, first.
== Tips and Tricks ==
There is no service definition for [[systemd]] yet, but it's easy to create your own one:
Just create the file
With the following content:
Description=Light Display Manager
After=dev-tty7.device systemd-user-sessions.service
And execute:
# systemctl enable lightdm.service
To start it by default when booting.

Revision as of 04:18, 28 September 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.


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.


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


It is possible to test lightdm with the following command: Template:Cli

Note that this requires xorg-server-xephyr to be installed, first.