KDE Display Manager

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KDE Display Manager
Developer(s) KDE
Stable release 4.9.4[citation needed]
Written in C, C++
Operating system BSD, Linux, Solaris, other Unix-like
Type X display manager
License GPL
Website kde.org

KDE Display Manager (KDM) is a display manager (a graphical login program) developed by KDE for the windowing systems X11 and Wayland.

KDE Display Manager was the standard display manager of the KDE Software Compilation. It was based on the source code of X display manager.[1]

KDM allowed the user to choose a desktop environment and/or window manager at login. KDM used the Qt application framework. It was configurable via KDE's System Settings; its appearance could be customized by the user.

The default KDM login screen had a list of users. Each entry comprised the user's username, personal name (if available), and an icon. Next to the list was a greeting and a picture. One of the customization options was to replace the picture with an analog clock. From this screen the user could also run a user management tool, shut down or reboot the computer, or restart the X Window System.

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  1. ^ Smith, Roderick W. (2009). CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide. Indianapolis, Indiana: Wiley Publishing, Inc. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-470-50384-3. 

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