Pier Luigi Fiorini edited this page Sep 26, 2018 · 19 revisions


SDDM is a modern display manager for X11 and Wayland aiming to be fast, simple and beautiful. It uses modern technologies like QtQuick, which in turn gives the designer the ability to create smooth, animated user interfaces.

SDDM is extremely themeable. We put no restrictions on the user interface design, it is completely up to the designer. We simply provide a few callbacks to the user interface which can be used for authentication, suspend etc.

To further ease theme creation we provide some premade components like a textbox, a combox etc.

There are a few sample themes distributed with SDDM. They can be used as a starting point for new themes.

SDDM is developed by volunteers for free, any help supporting the project will be welcome, please send us your code contributions. If you can't code, but still feel that a feature that is very important to you is not being taken care, you can incentivize the developers with an economic contribution on Bountysource.


Source code of SDDM is licensed under GNU GPL version 2 or later (at your opinion).

QML files are MIT licensed and images are CC BY 3.0.

Most of the files include a license header.







sddm on irc.freenode.net


sample screenshot


Video background

Maui theme 1

Maui theme 2

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