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DM-TOOL(1)		    General Commands Manual		    DM-TOOL(1)

NAME
       dm-tool - a tool	to control the display manager

SYNOPSIS
       dm-tool [ OPTIONS ] COMMAND [ ARGS ]

DESCRIPTION
       dm-tool is a tool to communicate	with the LightDM display manager.

OPTIONS
       -h, --help
	      Show help	options

       --version
	      Show release version

       --session-bus
	      Attempt to connect to the	display	manager	using the session bus.
	      This is useful if	you are	running	a display manager  in  a  test
	      mode.   If this option is	not present dm-tool will connect using
	      the system bus.

       The following commands are available:

       switch-to-greeter
	      Switch to	the greeter suitable for logging into a	new session.

       switch-to-user USERNAME [SESSION]
	      Switch to	a user session.	 If this user  is  already  logged  in
	      then  the	display	manager	will switch to that session, otherwise
	      a	new session is	started.   If  authentication  is  required  a
	      greeter  will  start  to collect this.  If the session option is
	      provided then this session type will be used, otherwise the  de-
	      fault for	this user is used.

       switch-to-guest [SESSION]
	      Switch  to a guest session.  If the guest	session	is already ac-
	      tive the display manager will switch to that session,  otherwise
	      the guest	session	is started.  If	the session option is provided
	      then this	session	type will be used, otherwise the  default  for
	      the guest	user is	used.

       lock   Lock  the	 current  seat.	  This will switch to a	greeter	with a
	      hint that	the screen is locked.  You can return to this  session
	      by authenticating	in the greeter.

       list-seats
	      List the active seats and	sessions that are running.

       add-nested-seat
	      Start  an	 X server inside a session and connect it to a display
	      manager.

       add-local-x-seat	DISPLAY_NUMBER
	      Connect an existing X server to the display manager.

       add-seat	TYPE [NAME=VALUE...]
	      Add a dynamic seat.

SEE ALSO
       lightdm(1)

				7 November 2013			    DM-TOOL(1)

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