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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
              default for this user is used.

       switch-to-guest [SESSION]
              Switch  to  a  guest  session.   If the guest session is already
              active  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 swith 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)