Section: System Administration Utilities (8)Updated: October 2010Local indexUp
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 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 setup, or in a control
panel for industrial machinery. For those cases, nodm is simple to
setup, lightweight, and it should do exactly the right thing.
print this help message
print nodm's version number
run cmd instead of /usr/sbin/nodm
(use for testing)