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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.
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[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 {{Package AUR|lightdm}} from the [[AUR]].
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You can install {{AUR|lightdm}} from the [[AUR]].
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{{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.}}
  
 
== Enabling Lightdm ==
 
== Enabling Lightdm ==
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}}:
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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}}:
 
  x:5:respawn:/usr/sbin/lightdm >& /dev/null
 
  x:5:respawn:/usr/sbin/lightdm >& /dev/null
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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}}.
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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:
{{Cli|$ lightdm --test-mode -c /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf}}
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{{bc|$ 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.
  
{{Box RED |WARNING:| Lightdm changes your $PATH and it might create issues.}}
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== NumLock ON ==
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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:
  
[https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=982145#p982145] For fixing the $PATH.
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greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/numlockx on

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Lightdm LightDM is a cross-desktop display manager that aims to be the standard display manager for the X.org X server.

Installation

You can install lightdmAUR from the AUR.

Warning: Lightdm changes your $PATH and it might create issues. See [1] for how to fix the $PATH.

Enabling Lightdm

Lightdm can be loaded on startup by entering it in your daemons array in rc.conf, or by appending the following line to inittab:

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

It also has a systemd service file, start it with systemctl start lightdm.service or enable it for boot with systemctl enable lightdm.service.

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:

$ lightdm --test-mode -c /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

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

NumLock ON

Install numlockx.

for lightDM to turn your NumLock On do this:

# gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

add the next line at the end:

greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/numlockx on