More on WDM

Collins Richey crichey at
Tue Nov 15 04:34:41 UTC 2005

Colin McDermott colmcd at
Fri Oct 7 20:06:32 CDT 2005

[ SNIP ]

<WDM is only a tiny bit heavier then XDM but a pain to configure. Plus
A shutdown button is really
< needed (Most users I know struggle to shut WDM down).

Please excuse if this has been covered; I'm working my way through the archives.

Shutdown is no problem once you understand wdm. Unfortunately the
default setting for wdm prevents shutdown by a normal user! All you
need to do is change /etc/X11/wdm/wdm-config to the following values
(near the bootom of the file):

DisplayManager*wdmVerify:       false
DisplayManager*wdmRoot:         false

Collins Richey
      Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code ... If you write
      the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not
      smart enough to debug it.
             -Brian Kernighan

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