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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for gdmdynamic (opensolaris section 1)

gdmdynamic(1)				  User Commands 			    gdmdynamic(1)

NAME
       gdmdynamic - GDM GDM Dynamic Server Management

SYNOPSIS
       gdmdynamic  [-a	display | -b display | -d display | -l pattern] [-r display] [-s int] [-t
       int] [-v int]

DESCRIPTION
       gdmdynamic allows the management of displays in a dynamic fashion.  It is  typically  used
       in environments where it is not possible to list the possible displays in the GDM configu-
       ration files.  The gdmdynamic command can be used to create a new display on a  particular
       display	number,  run all newly created displays, or remove a display.  The gdmdynamic can
       also be used to list all attached displays, or only attached displays that  match  a  pat-
       tern.

       This  program  is  designed  to	manage	multiple simultaneous requests and works to avoid
       flooding the daemon with requests.  If the socket connection is busy, it  will  sleep  and
       retry a certain number of times that can be tuned with the -s and -t options.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -a display      Add  a  new display configuration, leaving it in the DISPLAY_CONFIG state.
		       The display will not actually be started until the display is released  by
		       calling gdmdynamic again with the -r option.

       -b	       Background mode.  Fork child to do the work and return immediately.

       -d display      Delete  a display, killing the X server and purging the display configura-
		       tion.

       -l pattern      List displays via the ATTACHED_SERVERS gdmflexiserver(1), command.   With-
		       out  a  pattern,  all  attached	displays are lsited.  With a pattern, all
		       attached displays match using glob characters '*', '?' and '[]'.

       -r display      Release (run) the specified display waiting in the DISPLAY_CONFIG state.

       -s int	       If the daemon socket is busy, gdmdynamic will  sleep  an  amount  of  time
		       between retries.  A random number of seconds 0-5 is added to the int value
		       to help ensure that multiple calls to gdmdynamic do not all try to restart
		       at  the	same time.  A value of zero causes the sleep time to be 1 second.
		       Default value is 8 seconds.

       -t int	       If the daemon socket is busy, gdmdynamic will retry to open the connection
		       the specified number of times.  Default value is 15.

       -v	       Verbose mode.  Print diagnostic messages about each message sent to GDM.

EXAMPLES
       Example	1:  Adding display 2 using the [server-Standard] display configuration defined in
       the GDM configuration file.

       example% gdmdynamic -a "2=Standard"

       Example 2: Adding display 3 providing the command to use.

       example% gdmdynamic -a "3=/usr/X11R6/bin/X -dev /dev/fb2"

       Example 3: Release display 3.

       example% gdmdynamic -r 3

       Example 4: Deleting display 3.

       example% gdmdynamic -d 3

       Example 5: List all displays via the ATTACHED_SERVERS command

       example% gdmdynamic -l

       Example 6: List all displays via the ATTACHED_SERVERS command using a pattern to match

       example% gdmdynamic -l "Xorg*"

FILES
       The following files are used by this application:

       /usr/bin/gdmdynamic     Executable for GDM Dynamic Server Management

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWgnome-display-mgr	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Interface stability	     |Volatile			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       Latest version of the GNOME Desktop User Guide for your platform.

       gdmXnestchooser(1), gdmflexiserver(1), gdmphotosetup(1), gdmthemetester(1), gdm(1m),  gdm-
       restart(1m), gdmsetup(1m), attributes(5), gnome-std-options(5)

NOTES
       Written by Brian Cameron, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2006.

SunOS 5.11				    1 Sep 2004				    gdmdynamic(1)


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