Description:GNOME Display Manager for managing graphical display servers and user logins
License: GPL-2, GPL-2+
  • + - stable
  • ~ - unstable
  • M - hardmask
alpha amd64 arm hppa ia64 m68k mips ppc ppc64 s390 sh sparc x86
3.34.1 - + ~ - ~ - - ~ ~ - - - +

USE flags

  • accessibility - Add support for accessibility (eg 'at-spi' library)
  • afs - Add OpenAFS support (distributed file system)
  • audit - Enable support for Linux audit subsystem using sys-process/audit
  • bluetooth-sound - Allow loading of bluetooth sound modules. This may be necessary for accessibility screen readers, but may cause bluetooth sound issues for users logging in.
  • branding - Enable Gentoo specific branding
  • debug - Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want to get meaningful backtraces see
  • elibc_glibc - ELIBC setting for systems that use the GNU C library
  • elogind - Use sys-auth/elogind for session management
  • fprint - Enables experimental fingerprint authentication using sys-auth/fprintd
  • gnome-keyring - Enable support for storing passwords via gnome-keyring
  • introspection - Add support for GObject based introspection
  • ipv6 - Add support for IP version 6
  • ldap - Add LDAP support (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)
  • pam - Add support for PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) - DANGEROUS to arbitrarily flip
  • plymouth - Enable support for smooth transition from sys-boot/plymouth
  • policykit - Enable PolicyKit authentication support
  • selinux - !!internal use only!! Security Enhanced Linux support, this must be set by the selinux profile or breakage will occur
  • smartcard - Enable smartcard support
  • systemd - Enable use of systemd-specific libraries and features like socket activation or session tracking
  • tcpd - Add support for TCP wrappers
  • test - Enable dependencies and/or preparations necessary to run tests (usually controlled by FEATURES=test but can be toggled independently)
  • wayland - Enable dev-libs/wayland backend
  • xinerama - Add support for querying multi-monitor screen geometry through the Xinerama API

Security Advisory

Date Severity Title
over 5 years high Multiple packages, Multiple vulnerabilities fixed in 2011
over 12 years low GDM: Local Denial of Service
almost 14 years high GDM: Privilege escalation

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