qvm-start-daemon – start GUI/AUDIO for qube(s)


qvm-start-gui has been renamed to qvm-start-daemon as it handles now gui and audio.


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After rewrite, please remove this admonition.


qvm-start-daemon [-h] [–verbose] [–quiet] [–all] [–exclude EXCLUDE] [–watch] [–kde] [–force] [–force-stubdomain] [–pidfile PIDFILE] [–notify-monitory-layout] [VMNAME [VMNAME …]]


--help, -h

show this help message and exit

--verbose, -v

increase verbosity

--quiet, -q

decrease verbosity


perform the action on all qubes


exclude the qube from –all


Keep watching for further domain startups


Start GUI to stubdomain-emulated VGA, even if gui-agent is running in the VM


Force running, even if this isn’t GUI/Audio domain. GUI domain is a domain with ‘guivm’ qvm-service enabled. Similarly for Audio domain it is ‘audiovm’ qvm-service.


Set KDE specific arguments to gui-daemon - required for proper windows decoration on KDE.


Pidfile path to create in –watch mode


Notify running instance in –watch mode about changed monitor layout


Joanna Rutkowska <joanna at invisiblethingslab dot com>
Rafal Wojtczuk <rafal at invisiblethingslab dot com>
Marek Marczykowski <marmarek at invisiblethingslab dot com>
Wojtek Porczyk <woju at invisiblethingslab dot com>