SLiM

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SLiM
SLiM Screenshot
The default SLiM theme
Original author(s) Simone Rota & Johannes Winkelmann
Developer(s) Simone Rota & Johannes Winkelmann
Stable release 1.3.6 / October 1, 2013; 9 months ago (2013-10-01)
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system GNU/Linux, other unix-like
Platform IA-32, x86-64
Size 432 KiB: GNU/Linux, x86
441 KiB: GNU/Linux, x86-64
Available in Multilingual
Type X display manager
License GNU GPLv2
Website slim.berlios.de

Simple Login Manager (SLiM) is a graphical display manager for the X Window System that can be run independently of any window manager or desktop environment. SLiM aims to be light, completely configurable, and suitable for machines on which remote login functionalities are not needed.

SLiM was forked from Per Lidén's Login.app program, with contributions from Martin Parm for PAM-related classes. SLiM is currently developed by Simone Rota and Johannes Winkelmann, and is currently maintained by Nobuhiro Iwamatsu.

Features[edit]

SLiM supports the following features:

  • PNG and XFT support for alpha transparency and anti-aliased fonts
  • External themes support
  • Configurable runtime options: X server, login / shutdown / reboot commands
  • Single (GDM-like) or double (XDM-like) input control
  • Can load predefined user at startup
  • Configurable welcome / shutdown messages
  • Random theme selection

Dependencies[edit]

SLiM has the following dependencies:

  • X11
  • libpng
  • libjpeg
  • freetype

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