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NAME

       CMST - Connman System Tray

SYNOPSIS

       Usage: cmst [options]

DESCRIPTION

       A QT5 based GUI front end for the Connman network daemon

OPTIONS

       -b, --bypass-restore-state
              If  restore  state is specified in the settings file this take precedence over that
              setting and not restore the state when starting.

       -B, --bypass-start-options
              Ignore completely any start options specified in the settings file.

       -c, --disable-counters [Experimental]
              Disable the counters.  May be used to minimize load on your system.

       -d, --disable-tray-icon
              Disable the system tray icon.  May be needed for system trays  not  compliant  with
              the Freedesktop.org system tray specification.

       -h, --help
              Displays this help.

       -i, --icon-theme <Icon Theme Name>
              Use  a specific icon theme from your system. The Icon Theme name is optional and if
              specified CMST will try to use icons from that theme.  If no name is  provided  and
              if  a system wide icon theme is defined (via your DE) it will be used.  If the icon
              theme cannot be found CMST will fallback to using internal built in icons.

       -l, --log-input-request
              Log the Connman inputRequest for debugging purposes.

       -m, --minimized
              Start the GUI minimized in the system tray.

       -M, --disable-minimize
              Disable the minimize button.  Use when you want the window  manager  to  have  sole
              control in minimizing the interface.

       -n, --disable-vpn
              Disable  VPN  support.  This will disable (grey out) the VPN tab and the VPN editor
              button.  More importantly it will also bypass  setting  up  a  DBUS  connection  to
              connman-vpn.   If  Connman  is  compiled  without VPN support this option should be
              supplied.

       -v, --version
              Displays version information.

       -w, --wait-time <seconds>
              Specify the wait time in seconds before starting the system tray icon (default is 0
              seconds).   If  CMST  is  started and tries to create a tray icon before the system
              tray itself is created a dialog will be displayed explaining that.  This  sometimes
              happens when the program is started automatically.  If you know the tray will exist
              once the system is up you may specify a wait time and CMST will wait that number of
              seconds  before trying to create the tray icon.  This is to give the window manager
              or panel time to create the tray before we try to place the icon there.

       --counter-update-kb <KB> [Experimental]
              Specify the amount of data in KB that  must  be  transmitted  before  the  counters
              update  (default  is  1024 KB).  Connman will accept this entry, but according to a
              comment in the Connman code the actual feature still needs to be implemented.

       --counter-update-rate <seconds> [Experimental]
              Specify the frequency in seconds between counter updates (default is 10 seconds).

       --fake-transparency <RRGGBB>
              On some systems the system tray icon background, which is transparent, will display
              as   white  or  black.   This  seems  to  be  an  issue  between  QT,  system  tray
              implementations, compositing, and perhaps certain graphics cards.  To  work  around
              it  we've  implemented  a  fake transparency for tray icons.  To use it specify the
              system tray background color with this option.  If the background color is provided
              CMST  will  convert  the  tray  icon  image to have the specified background color.
              Color is a hex number in the format: RRGGBB.

       --use-xfce
              Use code specific for XFCE.  As of 2014.11.24 there seems  to  be  a  problem  with
              QT5.3  and  the  XFCE  system  tray.   There is code in the program to try and work
              around this issue.  If the bug gets fixed in QT5.4  (or  later)  this  option  will
              remain so that user start up scripts and commands do not break, but it will be a no
              operation place holder.

       --use-mate
              Use code specific for MATE.  As of 2014.11.24 there seems  to  be  a  problem  with
              QT5.3  and  the  XFCE  system  tray.   There is code in the program to try and work
              around this issue.  If the bug gets fixed in QT5.4  (or  later)  this  option  will
              remain so that user start up scripts and commands do not break, but it will be a no
              operation place holder.

COMMAND LINE STABILITY

       Command line options marked [Experimental]  refer  to  some  option  in  Connman  that  is
       currently flagged experimental.  These options should not be assumed to be fixed and could
       change at any time.  Other command line options may be assumed to be fixed and  should  be
       safe to use in startup scripts.

GUI INFO

       The GUI contains one main dialog with separate tab pages.  Program help is mainly provided
       through a "What's This" interface.  The "What's This" button in the lower left corner will
       allow you to enter "What's This" mode, click the button and then click the GUI feature, or
       control that you are interested in.  A right mouse click on a GUI feature or control  will
       also enter "What's This" mode.

       Status Tab
              The   status   tab   displays   information  about  the  global  properties,  found
              technologies, and services. Checkbox at  the  top  right  will  allow  you  to  put
              everything  in  "offline"  mode.   To toggle a technology on or off click the entry
              under the Powered column

       Details Tab
              The details tab will display detailed setup  and  connection  information  about  a
              service. Select the service you wish to investigate in the combo box at the top.

       Wireless Tab
              The  Wireless  tab  will display information, connect, disconnect, and edit certain
              properties of wireless services.

       VPN Tab
              The VNP tab will display information, connect and  disconnect  already  provisioned
              VPN services.

       Counters Tab
              The Counters tab will display information about the Connect time, the Transmit (TX)
              and Receiving (RX) counters for the service currently in the  "online"  state.  The
              counters  are  set  to  fairly course intervals to minimize system usage. Currently
              these interval settings are hard coded into the program.

       Preferences Tab
              The preferences tab will allow you to change some aspects of the GUI.

CONFIGURATION

       For typical  networks  and  access  points,  even  hidden  ones,  Connman  will  find  and
       automatically configure the network for you.  If Connman needs information, for instance a
       passphrase, CMST registers an agent  and  this  agent  will  prompt  you  for  the  needed
       information.   For most cases this "just works", however there are options for fine tuning
       the automatic configuration or creating provisioning files.

       Profile Editor
              There are a variety of connection  settings  that  may  be  used  to  override  the
              automatic  settings.   An  editor  is  provided  to  access  these settings via the
              Configuration button in the lower right corner of the Details tab.  One common  use
              is  to  define  a static IP address for the connection.  Hidden or provisioned (see
              below) services cannot be edited.

       802.1x Encrypted Networks (Eduroam and similar)
              Certain types encrypted networks require a config (provisioning) file to be created
              before  you  first  connect.  As of 2014.10.30 CMST has a provisioning editor built
              in, but it is considered an advanced control and  by  default  it  is  hidden.   To
              enable  the  control  check the Advanced Controls box on the Provisioning tab.  The
              button to open the editor will appear in the lower left corner of the dialog.  With
              this  editor  you  may  create,  open,  edit,  delete  and  save  config  files  to
              /var/lib/connman.  The menu at the top  may  be  used  to  enter  some  information
              automatically,  and  many  of the input fields are validated as you enter text into
              them.  There are also predefined template files  that  may  be  used  to  seed  the
              editing area.  All of this can be bypassed if you wish and you may cut and paste or
              type into the editor directly.

       Creating and Editing VPN Connections
              As of 2016.01.26 CMST has a VPN provisioning editor built in, but it is  considered
              an  advanced  control and by default it is hidden.  To enable the control check the
              Advanced Controls box on the Provisioning tab.  The button to open the editor  will
              appear  in  the  lower left corner of the dialog.  With this editor you may create,
              open, edit, delete and save config files to /var/lib/connman-vpn.  The menu at  the
              top  may  be  used  to  enter some information automatically, and many of the input
              fields are validated as you enter text into them. The first item  under  each  menu
              heading  (Provider xxx) will start a junior wizard to walk you through entering all
              the mandatory information for each connection type.  For OpenVPN  the  second  menu
              item  (Import  Configuration)  will  import an OpenVPN .opvn file.  The import will
              extract and save keys and certificates  and  will  place  the  proper  provisioning
              entries into the editor window.

BUGS

       For  the  tray  icon  to display is it required that the system tray be compliant with the
       Freedesktop.org systemtray specification.

       The tray icon is known to not  work  in  the  DWM  system  tray  which  appears  to  be  a
       noncompliant tray.

Author

       Andrew J. Bibb.  Project web page: https://github.com/andrew-bibb/cmst