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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 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.

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.