session manager and user environment in XFCE4

edscott wilson garcia edscott at
Fri Jul 11 19:12:28 CEST 2003

On Fri, 2003-07-11 at 07:50, Stephen Kuhn wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-07-11 at 19:48, Agi Subagio 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.
> What I would reckon is that it might be better to put the Oracle
> variables into the /etc/profiles - so that they're system-wide - unless
> you can't do that - but by doing that, the variables (exports) are
> available no matter what window manager or desktop is used - and whether
> the graphical login is used or the console login is used. If it's a
> matter of calling up an application, I'd append the call for the script
> to start the application at the end of the .xinitrc or the .xsession
> file; but in the script calling the application, use the "sleep" program
> to wait a certain amount of seconds whilst the desktop/window manager
> start up - then the application would start after the desktop has
> finished loading...
> > > 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.
> So are all the variables ONLY for that user as well? And if so, couldn't
> those variables be coded into a script that is only called from the
> ~/home/nameoftheuser/.xsession or .xinitrc - or even a script called BY
> either of those?
> > 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?
> XFCE4 will read the programs in the Autostart folder for KDE - is it not
> doing that now?

Almost. To do so you should use the xfce-session application. It's not
scheduled to appear in 4.0, but it just might.


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