man kdm Command

Man page for apt-get kdm Command

Man Page for kdm in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man kdm

Man Kdm  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man kdm in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man kdm

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

KDM(1)                                                                   KDE Display Manager                                                                  KDM(1)

kdm KDE Display Manager

kdm [options] [tty]

kdm 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 sys Äê
tems 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.

Daemonize even when started by init

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

configuration file with background settings

options for X display manager kdm

the kdm configuration file

access control file for XDMCP connections

script to run as root after session exits

script to run as user after login of user

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

script to run as root before session starts

output of this script is displayed in the chooser window

kdm.options(5), kdmctl(1), kdm_config(1), kdm_greet(1), startx(1), X(7x), xconsole(1), xdm(1)

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.

Steffen Hansen <>
Thomas Tanghus <>
Oswald Buddenhagen <>

Please use to report bugs; do not mail the authors directly.

This manual page was written by Holger Hartmann <> 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 Foun Äê

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

K Desktop Environment June 2006 KDM(1)-

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