[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#727251: xfce4-session: side effet of /etc/xdg/autostart/xscreensaver.desktop in gnome-session

Patrice Duroux duroux.patrice at orange.fr
Wed Oct 23 18:59:28 UTC 2013

Package: xfce4-session
Version: 4.10.1-3
Severity: normal


Sorry but I don't know where to address preferably this tiny issue.
Currently my desktop session is a GNOME (Shell) one and I was curious about the
complain found in ~/.cache/gdm/session.log:

x-session-manager[5669]: WARNING: Could not parse desktop file
xscreensaver.desktop or it references a not found TryExec binary

For me, this seems to be due to /etc/xdg/autostart/xscreensaver.desktop
provided by the xfce4-session package.

Ok I may understand that this file is provided even without any xscreensaver
package installed
(and so it has not to be part of xscreensaver).
But why then the GNOME session tries to do something with it as it is also


-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.11-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.utf8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4-session depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0          2.10.0-2
ii  libc6                2.17-93
ii  libcairo2            1.12.16-2
ii  libdbus-1-3          1.7.6-2
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2     0.100.2-1
ii  libfontconfig1       2.11.0-1
ii  libfreetype6         2.4.9-1.1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0   2.28.2-1
ii  libglib2.0-0         2.36.4-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0          2.24.22-1
ii  libice6              2:1.0.8-2
ii  libpango-1.0-0       1.36.0-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0  1.36.0-1
ii  libpangoft2-1.0-0    1.36.0-1
ii  libsm6               2:1.2.1-2
ii  libwnck22            2.30.7-1
ii  libx11-6             2:1.6.2-1
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0       4.10.0-5
ii  libxfce4util6        4.10.1-1
ii  libxfconf-0-2        4.10.0-2
ii  multiarch-support    2.17-93
ii  xfce4-settings       4.10.1-2
ii  xfconf               4.10.0-2

Versions of packages xfce4-session recommends:
ii  consolekit         0.4.6-3+b1
ii  dbus-x11           1.7.6-2
ii  upower             0.9.23-2
ii  x11-xserver-utils  7.7+1
ii  xfdesktop4         4.10.2-3
ii  xfwm4              4.10.1-2
pn  xscreensaver       <none>

Versions of packages xfce4-session suggests:
pn  fortunes-mod  <none>
ii  sudo          1.8.8-2

-- no debconf information

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