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PCDM (PC-BSD Display Manager) is a new graphical utility to facilitate the process for users to log in to a PC-BSD system.
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The PC-BSD Display Manager (PCDM) is a new, BSD-licensed graphical login utility. In PC-BSD® 9.2, it will replace the GDM login utility. It will be added to a future rolling release to allow testing before the release of PC-BSD® 9.2.
  
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=== Features === <!--T:3-->
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== Summary == <!--T:4-->
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PCDM provides the following features:
=== Features ===
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*PAM session/authentication (using the "login" PAM module)
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* provides PAM session/authentication using the login PAM module
*Remote login with XDMCP (still needs additional testing)
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*Easy-to-use desktop environment selector
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* supports remote login with XDMCP (needs additional testing)
*Language/Locale selector
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*Keyboard layout selector
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* provides an easy-to-use desktop environment selector
*Virtual Keyboard (using xvkbd)
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*Computer shutdown/restart
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* provides language and locale selectors during login
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* includes a keyboard layout selector
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* includes a virtual Keyboard (using xvkbd)
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* can be used to shutdown or restart the computer
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=== Getting PCDM ===
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If you would like to help test PCDM before it is available in a rolling release, you can build it on your current 9.x PC-BSD® system using the following instructions.
  
 
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Revision as of 12:36, 16 April 2013

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Contents

The PC-BSD Display Manager (PCDM) is a new, BSD-licensed graphical login utility. In PC-BSD® 9.2, it will replace the GDM login utility. It will be added to a future rolling release to allow testing before the release of PC-BSD® 9.2.

Features

PCDM provides the following features:

  • provides PAM session/authentication using the login PAM module
  • supports remote login with XDMCP (needs additional testing)
  • provides an easy-to-use desktop environment selector
  • provides language and locale selectors during login
  • includes a keyboard layout selector
  • includes a virtual Keyboard (using xvkbd)
  • can be used to shutdown or restart the computer

Getting PCDM

If you would like to help test PCDM before it is available in a rolling release, you can build it on your current 9.x PC-BSD® system using the following instructions.

Display Overview

(post screenshot)

Customization/Modification

Configuring pcdm.conf

Modifying a Theme