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Configures lightdm display manager.


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Version information

  • 0.1.1 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Mar 6th 2019

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'gizmoguy-lightdm', '0.1.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add gizmoguy-lightdm
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install gizmoguy-lightdm --version 0.1.1

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gizmoguy/lightdm — version 0.1.1 Mar 6th 2019


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with lightdm
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.


This is a simple Puppet module for managing the lightdm display-manager and setting lightdm as the system-wide display-manager for systemd systems.


What lightdm affects

  • Installs lightdm package
  • Manages /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
  • Manages /etc/lightdm/users.conf
  • Manages /etc/X11/default-display-manager

Beginning with lightdm

include '::lightdm'


Typical usage will involve installing lightdm and setting it as the default display-manager for the machine. We can also use the module to write out a lightdm.conf for configuring lightdm.

class { '::lightdm':
  config => {
    'Seat:*' => {
      'greeter-show-manual-login' => 'true'




Hash of configuration sections and keys/values to apply to lightdm.conf


Hash of configuration sections and keys/values to apply to users.conf


Which greeter to install and configure as the default.


Boolean. If true the module will set lightdm as the default X11 display-manager and update the systemd display-manager.service symlink to point to lightdm.


Boolean. If true the module will restart lightdm after config changes.


This module has been built on and tested against Puppet 3.x.

This module has been tested on:

  • Ubuntu 16.04