Chapter 1. Overview

Table of Contents
1.1. Introduction
1.2. The GDM Daemon
1.3. XDMCP
1.4. The Greeter
1.4.1. Text entry
1.4.2. The Menu
1.4.3. The face browser
1.4.4. The Logo

1.1. Introduction

GDM is a replacement for XDM, the X Display Manager. Unlike its competitors (X3DM, KDM, WDM) GDM was written from scratch and does not contain any original XDM / X Consortium code.