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{{Article summary text|Provides an overview of the Light Display Manager.}}
 
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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 to be the standard display manager for the X.org X server.
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== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
You can install {{AUR|lightdm}} from the [[AUR]].
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You can install {{Package AUR|lightdm}} from the [[AUR]].
{{warning|1=Lightdm changes your $PATH and it might create issues. See [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=982145#p982145] for how to fix the $PATH.}}
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== Enabling Lightdm ==
 
== Enabling Lightdm ==
Lightdm can be loaded on startup by entering it in your daemons array in {{ic|rc.conf}}, or by appending the following line to {{ic|inittab}}:
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Lightdm can be loaded on startup by entering it in your daemons array in {{Filename|rc.conf}}, or by appending the following line to {{Filename|inittab}}:
 
  x:5:respawn:/usr/sbin/lightdm >& /dev/null
 
  x:5:respawn:/usr/sbin/lightdm >& /dev/null
It also has a systemd service file, start it with {{ic|systemctl start lightdm.service}} or enable it for boot with {{ic|systemctl enable lightdm.service}}.
 
 
 
See [[Display Manager]] for detailed instructions.
 
See [[Display Manager]] for detailed instructions.
  
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It is possible to test lightdm with the following command:
 
It is possible to test lightdm with the following command:
{{bc|$ lightdm --test-mode -c /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf}}
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{{Cli|$ lightdm --test-mode -c /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf}}
  
 
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.
  
== NumLock ON ==
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{{Box RED |WARNING:| Lightdm changes your $PATH and it might create issues.}}
Install {{ic|numlockx}}.
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for lightDM to turn your NumLock On do this:
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# gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
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add the next line at the end:
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greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/numlockx on
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[https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=982145#p982145] For fixing the $PATH.

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Provides an overview of the Light Display Manager.
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Display Manager

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 appending the following line to Template:Filename:

x:5:respawn:/usr/sbin/lightdm >& /dev/null

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/lightdm.conf

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

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

WARNING: Lightdm changes your $PATH and it might create issues.

[1] For fixing the $PATH.