KDE Display Manager (KDM) is a graphical login interface for computers using Unix-like operating systems. It is the KDE SC replacement for XDM, the default X display manager (from which it was originally developed). KDM allows users to pick their session type on a per-login basis. Like KDE SC, it uses the Qt toolkit and can be configured from the System Settings. It also allows theming and user photos.
A simple KDM login dialog box has a list of users on the left, stating their username, their "real name" and optionally also containing a small picture that can be chosen by the user or the administrator. To the right from the list is a greeting and a picture. These items can be customised using the System Settings. Users may also replace this picture with an analog clock. Under the picture/clock are the Username and Password text boxes. On some systems, users will find a session selector under the password field where you can select the kind of session type you want to start, e.g. KDE, GNOME or a simple terminal. At the bottom, there is a series of buttons which offers commands to shut down and reboot the computer, restart the X server or start a tool to manage users.
See also 
- ^ 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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