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		    GDM - GNOME DISPLAY MANAGER

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 Note: For instructions how to install read README.install |
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 | For documentation see the website:
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 | http://www.gnome.org/projects/gdm/
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 | Or use the GNOME help browser under GNOME|System.
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 | The XML documentation is in docs/ and is in DocBook/XML
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 | format so you can use docbook2html or docbook2pdf to
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The Gnome Display Manager (GDM) is a display manager that
implements all significant features required for managing
local and remote displays.   For full information about 
GDM features, refer to the documentation.
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GDM daemon:
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 o X Authentication
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 o XDMCP (Remote Login) including TCP Wrappers for access
   control and improved security.
 o Machine-specific and system-wide configuration support.
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 o Default and per-display initialization scripts.
 o PreSession, PostSession, Init, and PostLogin scripts.
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 o Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
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 o IPv6 support (optional, use --enable-ipv6=yes to enable)
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 o Autologin for single user workstations (off by default)
 o Timed login for kiosks and public terminals (off by
   default)
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 o On-demand local servers (gdmflexiserver)
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 o SunRay (SRSS) support via gdmdynamic.
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 o Can manage X servers without a login window (Such as
   for XDMCP terminal client machines)
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 o Many other features ...
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gdmlogin and gdmgreeter:
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 o Can launch the XDMCP chooser program (Remote Login)
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 o Can launch the Setup program (off by default)
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 o Can halt, reboot, or suspend the machine (off by
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   default)
 o Session selection support
 o Language selection support

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gdmlogin:

 o Logo image
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 o Background image/color
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 o Face browser
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 o Background program support
 o Xinerama support
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gdmgreeter:

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 o Themable with many themes at http://art.gnome.org/
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 o Xinerama support
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 o Face browser (if supported by the theme)
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gdmchooser:

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 o XDMCP
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 o Visual host browser 
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 o Type in extra host names
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 o Customizable icons

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gdmsetup:
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 o GUI to edit the GDM configuration.  Refer to the documentation
   for more information about how to configure GDM.
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Availability:

   ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gdm/

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Reporting Bugs:
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  Please submit bug reports, enhancement requests, and patches to
  the "gdm" category at:

     http://bugzilla.gnome.org/

  When reporting bugs you should first turn on debugging on the
  "Security" tab of gdmsetup or editing gdm.conf-custom as
  described in the documentation.  This causes debug messages to
  be sent to the system log (/var/log/messages or /var/adm/messages)
  and include the GDM output sent to syslog.
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  You should not have to configure syslog for this to work, but if
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  you do not see GDM messages in your syslog it may require
  configuration.
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  You should not leave "debug" on after collecting data.  It will
  clutter your syslog and slow system performance.

Installation:
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  Please consult README.install for instructions on how to
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  configure and install GDM.
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Contact:

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  The GDM mail list is gdm-list@gnome.org.  Archives can be found here:
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   http://mail.gnome.org/archives/
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Martin, George, and then Brian
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Note:
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Originally I started maintaining gdm2 because Martin didn't yet finish gdm3 and
was in general busy and we needed a working GDM for 1.4.  The move to gdm3 is
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very unlikely to happen now that gdm3 has been pretty dead for quite
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a while.  
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-George <jirka@5z.com>
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Note:

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Starting January, 2005 I have been acting as maintainer.  
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-Brian Cameron <Brian.Cameron@Sun.Com>
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