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Contents
1. System-wide configuration

1. Viewing current configuration

2. Enable autologin

3. Enable user list

4. Change the greeter's background
2. User configuration
3. See also

LightDM is a cross-desktop Display Manager. It was built as a relatively
light-weight and highly customizable alternative to GDM. It's developed at
Canonical by Robert Ancell and all contributors are required to assign
the their copyright to Canonical through a WikiPedia: Contributor License
Agreement that allows proprietarization.

No Gnome dependencies
Uses webkit to render themes
Supports Gtk and Qt
Highly customizable ( basic gtk theme, unity theme in Ubuntu
Precise)

LightDM was introduced in Wheezy, it's stable enough for use also in
Jessie and Sid.

To install lightdm in Wheezy, run as root

aptitude install lightdm

System-wide configuration

LightDM configuration file is found at /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf. Making a
backup of the original configuration file is recommended.

Alternatively, create /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/ and place your
configuration files there.

https://wiki.debian.org/LightDM 1/3

https://wiki.Debian Wiki To change the current default Display Manager. Login name is considered sensitive information. Enable user list By default. The most recently used login name will be selected in the list.debian. it's recommended to have GDM. LightDM is configured so that the user should enter login name and password.8/12/2017 LightDM . uncomment them and customize to your preference. Viewing current configuration To view effective configuration. with the configuration files these settings were read from. run /usr/sbin/lightdm --show-config This will show current settings. not the [LightDM] section. [SeatDefaults] #autologin-user= #autologin-user-timeout=0 Note that this has to be in the [?SeatDefaults] section.org/LightDM 2/3 . Enable autologin Look up these lines in lightdm configuration file. It is possible to provide the user with selection of available user accounts. slim or another Display Manager installed as a backup. This provides useful compromise between security and convenience for a single-user desktop system. The user still has to enter password to login. run dpkg-reconfigure lightdm If you're new to LightDM.

you must use the configuration files for whichever type of X session your system is configured to use.d/01_my. the best way is to find some images that you like from /usr/share/images/desktop-base/. See also DebianPkg: lightdm . to change the greeter's background. Launchpad CategoryBootProcess https://wiki. If you wish to configure your login environment.Debian packages DisplayManager LightDM at freedesktop.conf: [SeatDefaults] greeter-hide-users=false Change the greeter's background Debian's LightDM GTK greeter is configured in /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter. There.org/LightDM 3/3 .org. we find that the background image points to /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-background. then use update-alternatives to change the desktop-background group: update-alternatives --config desktop-background User configuration LightDM itself has no user configuration.debian.8/12/2017 LightDM . LightDM will run an X session. this will be the Debian Xsession. which is a symlink managed by update-alternatives. By default. Once you've authenticated with your username and password.conf.conf. place the following settings into /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm. So.Debian Wiki To enable user list.