This repository is an attempt to produce an immediately usable (no patches required) maintained (open issues are to be resolved) non-distribution specific version of the SLiM display manager that works both with and without systemd, and, eventually, with both X11 and Wayland.
What is SLiM?
SLiM (Simple Login Manager) is a graphical login manager (display manager). It aims to be simple, fast and independent from the various desktop environments. SLiM is based on Login.app by Per Lidén.
- External themes and configuration
- PNG support with alpha transparency for panel
- PNG / JPEG support for backgrounds
- XFT / freetype support
- Double or single (GDM-style) inputbox support
- CMake build procedure
To launch slim, execute run the
slim binary. Run
slim -h for
Enter username and password to login. Special usernames (commands configurable in the config file):
console: start console login
exit: exit SLiM
halt: halt the system
reboot: reboot the system
F1 key changes the session type. The
is executed by default, so be sure to have a working
in your home.
F11 key executes a user-specified command (see the
configuration file), the default is to take a screenshot if the
import program is available.
slim.conf is the main configuration file. Options are explained in
the file itself.
This repository started from a rebase of
https://github.com/gsingh93/slim-display-manager, which is a GitHub
mirror of the original BerliOS repository http://slim.berlios.de/,
which is dead, also archived at
https://sourceforge.net/projects/slim.berlios/; at the moment of
creation of this repository all archived versions matched) on top of
the common ancestor of https://github.com/iwamatsu/slim and
https://github.com/AeroNotix/slim-git to produce a repository with all
of the commit history of SLiM 1.3.6 (see
the-rebase branch). Then,
all the non-distribution-specific patches of
https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs were applied on top. Most patches
were edited to keep the original code style of SLiM.
SLiM is copyright (c) 2004-2019 by Simone Rota, Johannes Winkelmann,
Nobuhiro Iwamatsu and many other contributors (see commit log) and is
available under the GNU General Public License version 2. See the
COPYING file for the complete license.
Image handling code adapted and extended from xplanet 1.0.1, copyright (c) 2002-2004 by Hari Nair.
Login.app is copyright (c) 1997, 1998 by Per Lidén and is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.