[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#526009: Bug#526009: xfce4-utils: sessions started with startxfce4 lose hal/dbus functionality

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Apr 28 19:39:57 UTC 2009

On mar, 2009-04-28 at 13:34 -0600, Scott Barker wrote:
> > I guess this should be correctly indicated in the README.Debian of
> > xfce4-utils.
> That would be great. Although, 'startx /usr/bin/startxfce4' won't 
> currently work, as it bypasses the Xsession.d/* scripts, and so 
> ck-launch-session won't be called.

Hmhm, I need to do some tests, but now, it shouldn't. startx should
definitely run stuff in /etc/X11/Xsession.d/ and did so last time I
> To force startxfce4 to be used, perhaps update-alternatives should point 
> x-session-manager to startxfce4 instead of xfce4-session? That would 
> also eliminate the need for users to put startxfce4 in their .xsession 
> file. I think I will test that right now.

Well, the thing is, startxfce4 is _not_ a session manager, so that would
defeat the x-session-manager alternative purpose, I think. Not sure if
“just a session manager” is useful by itself, but…
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