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MATE-SESSION(1)		    General Commands Manual	       MATE-SESSION(1)

NAME
       mate-session - Start the	MATE Desktop Environment.

SYNOPSIS
       mate-session [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION
       The  mate-session  program starts up the	MATE desktop environment. This
       command is typically executed by	your Login/Display Manager (like  GDM,
       LXDM, XDM, SLiM,	or from	your X startup scripts like .xinitrc). It will
       load either your	saved session, or it will provide  a  default  session
       for  the	 user  as  defined by the system administrator (or the default
       MATE installation on your system).

       The default session is defined in the dconf keys	under  /org/mate/desk-
       top/session/
       When  saving a session, mate-session saves the currently	running	appli-
       cations in the ~/.config/mate-session/saved-session  directory  of  the
       users /home.

       mate-session is an X11 session manager. It can manage MATE applications
       as well as any other X11	SM compliant ones.

OPTIONS
   The following options are supported:
       -a, --autostart=DIR
	      Start all	applications defined in	"DIR", instead of starting the
	      applications  defined  in	/org/mate/desktop/session/default-ses-
	      sion
	      Multiple --autostart options can be passed.

       -f, --failsafe
	      Run in fail-safe mode. User-specified applications will  not  be
	      started.

       --debug
	      Enable debugging code.

       --display=DISPLAY
	      X	display	to use.

       --version
	      Output version information and exit.

       -?, -h, --help
	      Print standard command line options.

       --help-all
	      Print all	command	line options.

ENVIRONMENT
   mate-session	 sets  several	environment variables for the use of its child
       processes:
       SESSION_MANAGER

	      This variable is used by session-manager aware clients  to  con-
	      tact mate-session.

       DISPLAY

	      This  variable  is  set to the X display being used by mate-ses-
	      sion. Note that if the --display option is used  this  might  be
	      different	 from  the  setting  of	 the environment variable when
	      mate-session is invoked.

FILES
       ~/.config/autostart
       /usr/share/autostart
       /usr/share/mate/autostart

	      The applications	defined	 in  the  above	 directories  will  be
	      started on login.	mate-session-properties(1) can be used to eas-
	      ily configure them.

       ~/.config/mate-session/saved-session

	      This directory contains the list of applications	of  the	 saved
	      session.

BUGS
   Should you encounter	any bugs, they may be reported at:
       http://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-session/issues

AUTHORS
   This	Manual page was	originally written for gnome-session by:
       Miguel de Icaza <miguel@helixcode.com> (2000)
       Vincent Untz <vuntz@gnome.org> (2009-2010)

   It has been updated for the MATE Desktop Environment	by:
       Adam Erdman <hekel@archlinux.info> (2014)

SEE ALSO
   Further  information	 may  also  be	available  at:	http://wiki.mate-desk-
       top.org/docs
       mate-session-properties(1), mate-session-save(1), mate-wm(1)

MATE Desktop Environment       11 February 2014		       MATE-SESSION(1)

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