Serious bug in xfce4-session

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Mon Aug 2 21:12:54 CEST 2004

Don Christensen wrote:
> Benedikt Meurer wrote:
>> Don Christensen wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I have noticed recently a serious (at least to me) bug in xfce4-session
>>> where, when logging out of Xfce on the console, the apps running on my
>>> VNC X server (:2.0) on the same box get killed.  I know this happens
>>> with the xfce4-session from CVS HEAD from a week or two ago, I haven't
>>> verified if it is occurring in the lastest (as of today) CVS sources.
>>> I'm running RHEL 3 (update 2).  I have a tightvnc server running using
>>> display :2.0, and it continues to run after logging out of Xfce.  Just
>>> the apps that were running there are gone.  I do use dual-head, if that
>>> has any bearing.  I haven't seen this problem with other WM/DEs.
>> I guess you run the apps on :2 in your normal desktop session. Try to 
>> unset the SESSION_MANAGER environment variable before starting the 
>> apps on :2.
> Ah, I didn't realize that got set.  Is that something that gets exported
> by the session manager?  I'll try unsetting it and see how it goes.

Yep, this env variable is set by the session manager and inherited by 
all its clients. Thats the only (standard) way for a session client to 
identify the session manager and open a connection.

> Thanks,
> -Don


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