[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#751725: Bug#751725: xfce4-session: Empty desktop caused by --disable-legacy-sm

Christian Marillat marillat at free.fr
Mon Jun 16 13:34:48 UTC 2014

Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> writes:

> On lun., 2014-06-16 at 01:47 +0200, Christian Marillat wrote:
>> Package: xfce4-session
>> Version: 4.10.1-6
>> Severity: important


>> This version has been built with --disable-legacy-sm and now I lost all my
>> windows (11) opened when I start my machine.
> What exactly do you mean?

I've 4 workspaces with 11 windows (11 urxvt terminals) in my
session. Each time I login to xorg these 11 windows are opened
automatically. Now all my workspaces are empty.

>> An empty desktop is completely unusable for me.
> What happens if you start your applications normally? Are they not saved
> correctly afterwards?

What do you mean by saved correctly ? Windows position and dimension ?

>> If I understand the problem correctly, xfce windows manager (xfwm4) need to
>> be launched with --sm-client-disable now, which is not the case by default.
> Where did you get that impression? Also, why only the wm?

Because before doing a bug report I searched Google for a solution and
read this thread :


But this doesn't work for me.

>> It is possible to document how to restore my old session or even better and
>> certainly the best, xfce4-session should do that automaticaly.
> Well, that's supposed to be the case and the point of session
> management, but there might be some bugs.
> It's just not completely clear if you talk about the transition or if
> it's reproducible everytime.

I'm also able to reproduce this bug in a virtualbox machine.


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