Ubuntu – How to check using the command line which display manager is running

command linedesktop-environmentsxorg

How can I determine the name of the display manager in use solely by using the command line?

Best Answer

  • Short answer:

    As mentioned in this answer on Unix & Linux, you should be able to get that from:

    cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager

    I tried it on both Unity and XFCE, both worked.