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LXDM(1) General Commands Manual LXDM(1)


lxdm - LXDE Display Manager (Login screen)


lxdm [options]


lxdm is the LXDE display manager also known as login manager. It shows a graphical login screen for usernames and password and allows you to choose a desktop and language for the session. After authenticating a user it starts a session.

lxdm works with various desktops like LXDE, KDE and others.


daemon mode


log information
script to run as user after login of user
configuration file for lxdm. It's a symlink to the real configuration file (/etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf for standard lxdm, /etc/xdg/lubuntu/lxdm/lxdm.conf for Lubuntu). See below for details of the configuration file.


The configuration file is /etc/lxdm/default.conf, which is a symlink to the real configuration file. (/etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf for standard lxdm, /etc/xdg/lubuntu/lxdm/lxdm.conf for Lubuntu).

To update the symlink, type "update-alternatives --config lxdm.conf" and follow the instructions.



This manual page was written by Trevor Walkley <> for the Debian Project, but may be used by others. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

March 2010