automatic display manager
This package prepares the system to automatically start an X session at
system boot. It is meant for devices like smartphones, but can be used on
a regular computer as well, if the security implications are acceptable.
* README for nodm
nodm is a minimal display manager that simply logs in as a given user and
starts an X session, without asking for username or password.
On a normal computer, using nodm is a big security issue because it would give
anyone access to the computer.
However, there are cases where automatic login is needed: for example in an
embedded system such as a mobile phone, or in a kiosk se
* Configuration via preseeding
You can configure nodm via debconf preseeding, so that the package will install
without asking any question, and doing what you want.
To do so, before installing the package you can create a file similar to the
output of debconf-get-selections, and run debconf-set-selections with it.
For example, in order to have nodm start as the user 'kiosk', you can save this
NODM(8) System Administration Utilities NODM(8)
nodm - X display manager for automatic logins
nodm is a minimal display manager that simply logs in as a
given user and starts an X session, without asking for user‐
name or password.
On a normal computer, using nodm is a big secur
nodm (0.7-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix pending l10n issues. Debcon
* Run self as the session, using $NODM_RUN_SESSI
This package is
* Copyright © 2008 Joachim Breitner <email@example.com>
* Copyright © 2009 Enr
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