XDM (display manager)
- This is about the X Window Display Manager. XDM also refers to the XML data model used in XPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0, and XQuery.
A screenshot of an XDM login screen
|Original author(s)||Keith Packard|
|Initial release||October 1988|
|Stable release||1.1.11 / September 25, 2011|
|Type||X display manager|
XDM (in full, the X Window Display Manager) is the default display manager for the X Window System. It is a bare-bones X display manager. It was introduced with X11 Release 3 in October 1988, to support the standalone X terminals that were just coming onto the market. It was written by Keith Packard.
Because of XDM's minimalism, most desktop environments tend to use later, more sophisticated display managers.
- Linda Mui and Eric Pearce, X Window System Volume 8: X Window System Administrator's Guide for X11 Release 4 and Release 5, 3rd edition (O'Reilly and Associates, July 1993; softcover ISBN 0-937175-83-8)
- XDM(1) manual page (X.Org)
- xdm manual page
- Taming The X Display Manager
- Configuring XDM — a graphical login interface for Linux or UNIX (Mark Nielsen, Linux Gazette #43, July 1999)