using xfsettingsd in other wm

Silvio Knizek killermoehre at
Mon Mar 4 19:47:05 CET 2013

Just start xfce in the normal way and replace xfwm4 with i3 or qtile. This can be done either by using the --replace switch from i3/qtile (if available), or by deinstalling xfwm4 and putting i3/qtile in autostart, or by changing the default/fallback session with xfconf/xfce4-settings-editor.


Attila Siposs <sipiatti at> schrieb:


I am using xfce as my main desktop but sometimes I prefer

to use tiled window managers like i3 and qtile.

I want to use my gtk and xfce settings from xfce in those wms

also (I use thunar for file managing).

I try to start xfsettingsd at the startup process of i3 (and qtile)

but it fails to run. I see in .xsession-errors the following:
(xfsettingsd:4513): GLib-WARNING **: (/build/buildd/glib2.0-2.32.1/./glib/gerror.c:390):g_error_new_valist: runtime check failed: (domain != 0)
Failed to connect to session manager: A munkamenet-kezelőhöz való csatlakozás meghiúsult: SESSION_MANAGER environment variable not defined

"A munkamenet-kezelőhöz való csatlakozás meghiúsult" means in rough translation: Failed to connect to session manager

When the window manager is up, and I open a terminal and start xfsettingsd manually, it
also tells me the same message, but it continue running and works (change colors and icons in tray, thunar, etc.)

How should start it at startup process?

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