Entrance (display manager)

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A screenshot of the default theme for the Enlightened Display Manager (Entrance) in testing mode.

In computing, Entrance /ɛnˈtræns/, usually started with the Entranced[2] display manager, is a display manager for the X Window System designed with the Enlightenment window manager in mind. In other words, it's a program that lets you log into a (probably *nix-based) computer.

It is written using the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries, a graphical toolkit written in C. Entrance allows animation and visual effects on the login screen.

Entrance is themeable, and is capable of launching different desktop environments from a list, as well as remembering users for auto-login. Customization is achieved by editing a database (/etc/entrance_config.cfg by default).

Entrance is the successor to a program called Elogin.

Similar programs include KDM, the KDE Display Manager, GDM, the GNOME Display Manager and XDM, the default X Window System Display Manager.

Its chief developer was Ibukun Olumuyiwa.

The name of Entrance may be a play on words, as the correct pronunciation hints at putting the user in a trance, though it is also the "entrance" to the graphical desktop.

The original Entrance project went on hiatus in 2005. But on 9 August 2012, development was restarted by Michael Bouchaud, who renamed his previous display manager ("Elsa") to Entrance.[1]

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  1. ^ [1], Renaming Elsa to Entrance.