A tool to communicate - dm-tool

A tool to communicate with the display manager. More information: dm-tool - manned.org.

  • Show the greeter while keeping current desktop session open and waiting to be restored upon authentication by logged in user:

dm-tool switch-to-greeter

  • Lock the current session:

dm-tool lock

  • Switch to a specific user, showing an authentication prompt if required:

dm-tool switch-to-user {{username}} {{session}}

  • Add a dynamic seat from within a running LightDM session:

dm-tool add-seat {{xlocal}} {{name}}={{value}}