At my college some 20 years ago they ran HPUX and had several X-terminals (terminals with graphic-cards that ran an X server, but left the running of X clients to the main computer). The college had several servers, so rather than getting the normal Display Manager screen with GUI login and password prompt, you got a list of servers with their load-averages. Once you selected one of the server, you got the usual Display Manager prompt.
What is the generic name of such a choosers? (I mean "generic" in the way WindowManager is generic as opposed to mwm, fvwm or afterstep and DisplayManager is generic as opposed to xdm, mdm and asdm).
Is it a specific program, or something like an option to the DisplayManager? If it's a specific program, which are available? Are there any which is part of the standard X packages (or perhaps as a contrib)?
Wordlist (what I mean):
- DisplayManager: Used with GUI-logins, prompts for username and password.
- WindowManager: Draws window-borders, allows resizing, moving, minimizing etc. Often with extra functions (like DesktopManager).
- DesktopManager: Allow switching between separate and/or parts of an oversized desktop.
- DesktopEnviroment: Combination of WM, DesktopManager and a set of commonly used utilities and applicatins; all with a similar look and feel, all integrated (more or less) together, often with some standards about menu choices and buttons (easy to recognize between different programs).