Daniel Ostrow dostrow at
Fri May 11 02:33:54 CEST 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-10 at 19:42 -0400, Erik Harrison wrote:
> On 5/10/07, Gerhard Mourani <gmourani at> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I would like to know if ConsoleKit work with XFCE and if yes, then what
> > I need to do, change, configure, etc... to make it work, thanks.
> I had to Google for ConsoleKit. Seems like your just referring to the
> underlying architecture that GDM can use to enable more smooth Fast
> User Switching. Considering that Xfce is display manager independent,
> and a quick overview of the documents online seems to show nothing the
> desktop might care about - beyond the Fast User Switching Applet in
> Gnome - then I don't see how Xfce couldn't be ConsoleKit "compatible".
> Or more to the point, how it would be possible for us not to be.
> Perhaps you can be more specific?

Take a look at
for what Fedore is using it for. It isn't only a GDM thing, it's just
that GDM is one of the few things that uses it. What it really is is a
multi-session framework.

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