[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#469445: Bug#462914: fixed in fluxbox 1.0.0+deb1-6

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed Mar 5 10:15:41 UTC 2008

On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 09:27:45AM +0000, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Wed, Mar  5, 2008 at 11:33:37 +0300, Dmitry E. Oboukhov wrote:
> > Unfortunately there is no other variant. When removing the link on
> > session manager in fluxbox, then it is impossible to choose it as a
> > default window manager if there's at least one session manager
> > installed. 
> > 
> > Then there appears a paradoxical situation: less functional systems like
> > KDE/xfce will prevent from using the most comfortable window manager -
> > fluxbox. ;)
> > 
> No, that won't prevent you from doing that.  Any session manager should
> allow you to choose which window manager you're running.  If it doesn't
> then that's a bug in the session manager imo (and in any case, it's just
> a matter of replacing the default window manager with fluxbox in your
> session and saving it).  Or if you don't want to use any session
> manager, then you're welcome to use ~/.xsession.  And in any case
> working around that in fluxbox by pretending to be a session manager is
> actively harmful.

Currently, xfce4-session behavior when there is no saved session (or when
someone creates a new one) is to use the Failsafe Session, defined in

# This the default session launched by xfce4-session if the
# user hasn't saved any session yet or creates a new session.
[Failsafe Session]

It's doable to use x-window-manager instead of xfwm4, but I'm not sure it's a
good idea. Well, it can make sense, but what about Thunar and xfdesktop?
Should they be run or not? If an administrator want to override this, he can
edit /etc/xdg/xfce4-session/xfce4-session.rc.  This is a conffile so it'll be

So I'm not sure about the good default behavior.


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