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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:
 | http://www.gnome.org/projects/gdm/
 | Or use the GNOME help browser under GNOME|System.
 | The XML documentation is in docs/ and is in DocBook/XML
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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.

GDM daemon:

 o X Authentication
 o XDMCP (Remote Login) including TCP Wrappers for access
   control and improved security.
 o Machine-specific and system-wide configuration support.
 o Default and per-display initialization scripts.
 o PreSession, PostSession, Init, and PostLogin scripts.
 o Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
 o IPv6 support (optional, use --enable-ipv6=yes to enable)
 o Autologin for single user workstations (off by default)
 o Timed login for kiosks and public terminals (off by
   default)
 o On-demand local servers (gdmflexiserver)
 o SunRay (SRSS) support via gdmdynamic.
 o Can manage X servers without a login window (Such as
   for XDMCP terminal client machines)
 o Many other features ...

gdmlogin and gdmgreeter:

 o Can launch the XDMCP chooser program (Remote Login)
 o Can launch the Setup program (off by default)
 o Can halt, reboot, or suspend the machine (off by
   default)
 o Session selection support
 o Language selection support

gdmlogin:

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

gdmgreeter:

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

gdmchooser:

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

gdmsetup:

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

Availability:

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

Reporting Bugs:

  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 custom.conf 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.

  You should not have to configure syslog for this to work, but if
  you do not see GDM messages in your syslog it may require
  configuration.

  You should not leave "debug" on after collecting data.  It will
  clutter your syslog and slow system performance.

Installation:

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

Contact:

  The GDM mail list is gdm-list@gnome.org.  Archives can be found here:

   http://mail.gnome.org/archives/

Martin, George, and then Brian

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Note:

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
very unlikely to happen now that gdm3 has been pretty dead for quite
a while.  

-George <jirka@5z.com>
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Note:

Starting January, 2005 I have been acting as maintainer.  

-Brian Cameron <Brian.Cameron@Sun.Com>
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