session manager and user environment in XFCE4

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Fri Jul 11 11:53:12 CEST 2003

On Fri, 11 Jul 2003 16:48:57 +0700
"Agi Subagio" <agi.subagio at> wrote:

> > What about creating a script and calling it - with the "sleep"
> > command in it...keep in mind that if you're starting X from a
> > console, .xinitrc is what is called - and if you're starting from
> > GDM/KDM/XDM, the.xsession is having the same data in
> > both files (or just nail down the one that you're actually using)
> > should help...
> Do you have any example for this?
> I have the same content in .xinitrc and .xsession file, but still
> won't work... :(
> I'm starting with graphical (init 5) setting.
> > Are these variables something you might want to include in the
> > /etc/profile so that they're system wide, or is this strictly per
> > user?
> This is only for some user.
> I want to use linux for some user with a little knowledge of using
> computer. We have a custom application that run on linux.
> Everytime he turn on his machine, the system will automatically login
> with his username and password.
> After that, our custom application will come up immediately without
> his interuption.
> I can do that with GNOME/KDE, but those desktop env is heavier and
> longer to load than XFCE4.
> So.. what should I do next?

Perhaps, if you use gdm and don't use the Default session, but the XFce4
one, you will need to put the stuff you want to do in the gdm script. I
never can remember where it is located though ...


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