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mdm: The MDM Display Manager

NAME

MDM - The MDM Display Manager

SYNOPSIS

mdm [options]
mdmsetup [options]

DESCRIPTION

MDM is a replacement for XDM, the X Display Manager. Unlike its competitors (X3DM, KDM, WDM) MDM was written from scratch and does not contain any original XDM / X Consortium code. MDM runs and manages the X servers for both local and remote logins (using XDMCP). See http://www.gnome.org/projects/mdm/ for more details.

mdm is main executable. mdmsetup is a graphical tool for easily changing the most commonly used options.

For full documentation see the GNOME help browser under the Applications / System Tools section.

OPTIONS

mdm and thus also mdm accept the following options:
-nodaemon
Do not fork into the background
--no-console
No console (local) servers to be run
--preserve-ld-vars
Preserve LD_* variables
--version
Print the MDM version
--help
Print simple description of accepted options

mdmsetup accepts all standard GNOME options.

CONFIGURATION

Configuration is done either by running mdmsetup or by editting the /etc/X11/mdm/mdm.conf (usually, could also be /etc/mdm/mdm.conf) file. The graphical tool does not support all the options possible so editting the configuration file is sometimes necessary.

AUTHOR

MDM is being written and maintained by George (Jiri) Lebl <jirka [at] 5z.com> based on the original codebase by Martin K. Peterson <mkp [at] mkp.net>.

SEE ALSO

X(7x), xdm(1), Xsecurity(7x), Xserver(1),