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Display Managers are provided for a login screen, which protects your desktop from unauthorized users. Display Managers all provide their own styles, and different types of skin support. Their system resource requirements vary.
Note: This installation guide is assuming you are already using the default Lightdm Display Manager.
Before installing a different Display Manager, you must first remove LightDm with the following command.
sudo pacman -Rcns lightdm
Now that Lightdm is removed, do not logout or restart till you installed your desired manager.
Display Manager Options
SDDM (Recommended for KDE):
sudo pacman -S sddm-kcm sudo systemctl -f enable sddm
GDM (Recommended for GNOME):
sudo pacman -S gdm sudo systemctl -f enable gdm
Reboot Your System
After installing and enabling a display manager, reboot your login system. You should now see the newly installed display manager's login screen. If you have any trouble or want to know how to install a display manager that isn't listed on this page, post a new question on the Antergos Forum.