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       mate-session - Start the MATE Desktop Environment.


       mate-session [OPTIONS]


       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.

              Enable debugging code.

              X display to use.

              Output version information and exit.

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

              Print all command line options.


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

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


              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.



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


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


   Should you encounter any bugs, they may be reported at:


   This Manual page was originally written for gnome-session by:
       Miguel de Icaza <> (2000)
       Vincent Untz <> (2009-2010)

   It has been updated for the MATE Desktop Environment by:
       Adam Erdman <> (2014)


   Further information may also be available at:
       mate-session-properties(1), mate-session-save(1), mate-wm(1)