slim man page

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slim — Simple LogIn Manager

Synopsis

slim [options] [<arguments>]

Description

SLiM is a lightweight login manager for X11, allowing the initialization of a graphical session by entring username and password in a login screen.

Options

-d

run as a daemon

-p /path/to/theme

display a preview of the theme. An already running X11 session is required for theme preview.

-h

display a brief help message

-v

display version information

Examples

slim -d

run slim in daemon mode

slim -p /usr/share/slim/themes/default

preview of the default theme

Starting Slim at Boot

Please refer to documentation of your Operating System to make slim automatically startup after the system boots.

Configuration

Global configuration is stored in the /etc/slim.conf file. See the comments inside the file for a detailed explanation of the options.

Usage and Special Usernames

When started, slim will show a login panel; enter the username and password of the user you want to login as.

Special usernames:

console

open a xterm console

exit

quit slim

halt

shutdown the machine

reboot

reboot the machine

suspend

power-suspend the machine

See the configuration file for customizing the above commands. The 'halt' and 'reboot' commands need the root password, this may change in future releases.

Shortcuts:

F11

executes a custom command (by default takes a screenshot)  

F1

choose session type (see configuration file and xinitrc.sample)

Authors

Simone Rota <sip@varlock.com>

Johannes Winkelmann <jw@tks6.net>

See Also

See the online documentation at the SLiM web site for further information on themes, FAQs, etc.

Referenced By

slimlock(1).

slimcat(1) and unslim(1) are aliases of slim(1).

January 09, 2006