Simple Desktop Display Manager

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Simple Desktop Display Manager
Original author(s) Abdurrahman Avci
Developer(s) Abdurrahman Avci, KDE, LXDE/LXQt team, Maui project[1]
Initial release 19 March 2013; 2 years ago (2013-03-19)[2]
Stable release 0.11.0 / 20 November 2014; 4 months ago (2014-11-20)[3]
Development status Active
Written in C++11
Type Session manager
License GPL-2.0+

Simple Desktop Display Manager (SDDM) is a display manager (a graphical login program) for the windowing systems X11 and Wayland.[citation needed] SDDM was written from scratch in C++11 and supports theming via QML.[4]

SDDM is free and open-source software subject to the requirements of the GNU General Public License version two or later.

LXQt defaults to SDDM.


In 2013, Fedora KDE members decided to default to SDDM in Fedora 21.[5]

Simple Desktop Display Manager was adopted as default graphical login program by Hawaii.[6]

KDE chose SDDM to be the successor of the KDE Display Manager for KDE Plasma 5.[6][7]

See also[edit]

  • getty – a non-graphical login program
  • GDM – the default graphical login program of GNOME
  • LightDM – the default graphical login program of Ubuntu


  1. ^ Pier Luigi Fiorini. "plfiorini's blog". 
  2. ^ "Release v0.1.0". GitHub. 19 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "0.11.0 Release Announcement". GitHub. 20 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "SDDM: A Lightweight QML-Based Display Manager". 19 January 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Rex Dieter (26 November 2013). "Rex's Blog". 
  6. ^ a b "Display Managers In Plasma 5". 3 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Larabel, Michael (3 November 2014). "SDDM Is The Recommended Display Manager Of KDE Plasma 5". Phoronix. Retrieved 3 November 2014.