[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#483568: Bug#483568: xfce4-mcs-manager: Font settings not picked up by iceweasel initially

Paul Martin pm at debian.org
Fri May 30 14:04:27 UTC 2008

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 02:58:18PM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:

> I dont have a .Xresources. I start Xfce using the Xfce session stuff,
> meaning it ends up running /etc/xdg/xfce/xinitrc, where the merge is done
> early in the startup process. I don't know how it'll behave if you only
> run xfce4-session (using for example the x-session-manager alternative).

# update-alternatives --display x-session-manager
x-session-manager - status is auto.
 link currently points to /usr/bin/xfce4-session
/usr/bin/xfce4-session - priority 50
 slave x-session-manager.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/xfce4-session.1.gz
Current `best' version is /usr/bin/xfce4-session.

I'm using xdm, which calls Xsession (as does startx), which in turn calls

It doesn't look as though /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc is being used. The only way
it seems that it gets called is to use startxfce4 or one of the bulkier
display managers (kdm or gdm).

Paul Martin <pm at debian.org>

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