Is the X startup sequence described anywhere?

Silvio Knizek killermoehre at
Sat Jan 8 17:55:26 CET 2022

Am Samstag, dem 08.01.2022 um 09:56 +0000 schrieb Chris Green:
> Silvio Knizek <killermoehre at> wrote:
> > Am Freitag, dem 07.01.2022 um 15:57 +0000 schrieb Chris Green:
> > > Is the xfce4 X startup sequence described anywhere, or is it part of
> > > the distribution (i.e. in my case xubuntu) rather than part ofr xfce4?
> > >
> > Hi Chris,
> >
> > what exactly do you mena by X startup sequence?
> > Different applications are started by different tooling, so please
> > elaborate more your use-case.
> >
> I'm specifically after the GUI login configuration and how it
> automatically unlocks one's keyring with the login password.
> I.e. what controls the sequence of things that happen after entering
> one's password on the xdm/gdm/lightdm login screen.
So this is actually done by PAM, as only PAM has access to the passwort
you entered in the login window. The module should be called pam_gnome- (or something like this). You find it in /etc/pam.d/.

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