Provided by: mate-session-manager_1.20.2-1_amd64
mate-session - Start the MATE Desktop Environment.
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/desktop/session/ When saving a session, mate-session saves the currently running applications 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.
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-session 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.
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 contact mate-session. DISPLAY This variable is set to the X display being used by mate-session. Note that if the --display option is used this might be different from the setting of the environment variable when mate-session is invoked.
~/.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 easily configure them. ~/.config/mate-session/saved-session This directory contains the list of applications of the saved session.
Should you encounter any bugs, they may be reported at: http://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-session-manager/issues
This Manual page was originally written for gnome-session by: Miguel de Icaza <email@example.com> (2000) Vincent Untz <firstname.lastname@example.org> (2009-2010) It has been updated for the MATE Desktop Environment by: Adam Erdman <email@example.com> (2014)
Further information may also be available at: http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/docs mate-session-properties(1), mate-session-save(1), mate-wm(1)