Question about session management

Petter Adsen petter at
Sun Jul 19 08:49:22 CEST 2015

On Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:31:36 +0200
killermoehre <killermoehre at> wrote:

> Am 18.07.2015 um 08:37 schrieb Petter Adsen:
> > I have a number of urxvt windows that I would like to be automatically
> > started when I log in, but when I run Settings -> Session and Startup
> > -> Session they don't show up, while xterms do.
> > 
> > How is this handled, and how can I get urxvt to register in this list?
> > I really don't want to switch back to xterm.
> > 
> > Petter
> Hi Petter,
> urxvt has to implement the client part of the X Session Manager protocol
> [1][2]. The Server part is implemented by xfce4-session.
> Regards
> [1]
> [2]

Aha! Thank you! That explains it. I suspected it might be something
like this, I just had no idea what protocol might be relevant. I was
kind of hoping it might be possible to start it through a wrapper or
something, but that doesn't seem likely.

I guess I'll just have to switch to roxterm, then.

Thanks again,


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