Starting xfce4 from xdm?

Buck xfce at
Mon Mar 21 18:50:37 CET 2005

There might be two files that should be present, and they both should
reside in your home directory.
.xsession that contains

and .xinitrc
that just contains

You should make .xsession executable.

Well, does this help?


> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 18:01:58 +0100
> Michael Lestinsky <michael.lestinsky at> wrote:

>> Peter Humphrey wrote on  21.03.2005:
>> > I've been trying to find out how to get xdm to start xfce4 when I
>> > log in, but it's a bit hard to find the wood because of all the
>> > trees. 
>> Start it via "startxfce4" from your .xsession.

> Nope. I still get twm. I had no such file so created it. I've tried the
> full path /usr/bin/startxfce4, making the file executable, adding
> #!/bin/bash as the first line - still no joy :-( 

> There must be more to it than that.

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