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xfce4-session: Starts up the Xfce Desktop Environment
xfce4-session - Starts up the Xfce Desktop Environment
DESCRIPTIONThis manual page documents briefly the xfce4-session command.
The xfce4-session program starts up the Xfce Desktop Environment and is typically executed by your login manager (e.g. xdm, gdm, kdm, wdm or from your X startup scripts). It will load your last session or a default session that includes the standard Xfce programs if no saved session is available.
xfce4-session is an standard X11R6 session manager that can manage any X11R6 SM compliant program, including GNOME and KDE programs.
xfce4-session uses the contents of the ~/.cache/sessions/ directory for starting previously saved sessions.
OPTIONSxfce4-session takes the following command line options:
- Disable binding to TCP ports in the ICE layer. This is not possible on every platform. If you use this option on a platform that does not support it, xfce4-session will print a warning message and ignore the setting.
- Print a help screen and exit.
Output version information and exit.
ENVIRONMENTxfce4-session's behaviour is affected by the following environment variables.
- Specifies the root for all user-specific configuration files. If this environment variable is unset, it defaults to ~/.config/
- Set of preference ordered base directories relative to which configuration files should be searched in addition to the $XDG_CONFIG_HOME base directory. The directories should be separated with a colon.
- Specifies the root for all user-specific cache data. If this environment variable is unset, it defaults to ~/.cache/
When defined, this environment variable enables debugging messages to be
The log file from the last session run with this environment variable
set is retained at
These debugging messages are useful for troubleshooting and development.
FILESxfce4-session reads its configuration from Xfconf. xfce4-session stores its session data into $XDG_CACHE_HOME/sessions/.
AUTHORxfce4-session was written by Benedikt Meurer <benny [at] xfce.org> as part of the Xfce project. This manual page was written by Oliver M. Bolzer <oliver [at] debian.org> and Benedikt Meurer <benny [at] xfce.org>.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to http://bugzilla.xfce.org/.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2003-2014 Benedikt Meurer.