xfce4-session - Starts up the Xfce Desktop Environment
This manual page documents briefly 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.
is an standard X11R6 session manager that can manage any
X11R6 SM compliant program, including GNOME and KDE programs.
uses the contents of the ~/.cache/sessions/ directory for
starting previously saved sessions.
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
- Print a help screen and exit.
- Output version information and exit.
's behaviour is affected by the following environment
- 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
saved to ~/.xfce4-session.verbose-log The log file from the last
session run with this environment variable set is retained at
~/.xfce4-session.verbose-log.last These debugging messages are
useful for troubleshooting and development.
reads its configuration from Xfconf. xfce4-session
stores its session data into $XDG_CACHE_HOME/sessions/
was written by Benedikt Meurer <firstname.lastname@example.org> as
part of the Xfce project. This manual page was written by Oliver M. Bolzer
<email@example.com> and Benedikt Meurer <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Report bugs to http://bugzilla.xfce.org/.
Copyright © 2003-2014 Benedikt Meurer.