NAMEkdm - KDE Display Manager
SYNOPSISkdm [options] [tty]
DESCRIPTIONkdm is the KDE display manager also known as login manager. It shows a graphical login screen for username and password. After authenticating the user it starts a session. kdm can be configured for remote login via XDMCP. XDMCP is the "X Display Manager Control Protocol" which is used to set up connections between remote systems over the network. kdm is a derivative of xdm. man 1 xdm may provide useful information (requires installed xdm). For X-related problems try man 7x X and man 1 startx.
OPTIONS-daemon Daemonize even when started by init -nodaemon Don't daemonize even when started from command line -config file Use alternative master configuration file -xrm res Override frontend-specific resource -error file Use alternative log file -debug num Debug option bitfield: 0x1 - core log 0x2 - config reader log 0x4 - greeter log 0x8 - IPC log 0x10 - session sub-daemon post-fork delay 0x20 - config reader post-start delay 0x40 - greeter post-start delay 0x80 - don't use syslog 0x100 - core Xauth log 0x400 - valgrind config reader and greeter 0x800 - strace config reader and greeter
FILES/etc/kde4/kdm/backgroundrc configuration file with background settings /etc/kde4/kdm/kdm.options options for X display manager kdm /etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc the kdm configuration file /etc/kde4/kdm/Xaccess access control file for XDMCP connections /etc/kde4/kdm/Xreset script to run as root after session exits /etc/kde4/kdm/Xsession script to run as user after login of user /etc/kde4/kdm/Xsetup script to run as root before the login dialog appears this script can be edited to disable or modify the running of xconsole on the kdm greeter screen /etc/kde4/kdm/Xstartup script to run as root before session starts /etc/kde4/kdm/Xwilling output of this script is displayed in the chooser window
SEE ALSOkdm.options(5), kdmctl(1), kdm_config(1), kdm_greet(1), startx(1), X, xconsole(1), xdm(1) /usr/share/doc/kdm/README.gz Information about kdm and its options Full user documentation is available through the KDE Help Center. You can also enter the URL help:/kdm/ directly into konqueror or you can run khelpcenter help:/kdm/ from the command-line.
AUTHORSSteffen Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thomas Tanghus <email@example.com> Oswald Buddenhagen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Please use //bugs.kde.org to report bugs; do not mail the authors directly. This manual page was written by Holger Hartmann <Holger_Hartmann@gmx.de> 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. KDM(1)