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

Agustin Martin agmartin at debian.org
Wed Jun 18 15:10:18 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 07:45:38AM +0200, Christian Marillat wrote:
> Agustin Martin <agmartin at debian.org> writes:
> >> >> 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.
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Not sure if I missed this info in the bug report, but just to discard that
> > sessions were saved as a consequence of #745676 and not as an explicit
> > choice, is session saving explicitly enabled in your box?
> No, never. I've configured my worspaces and then saved my session. I did
> that 4 or 5 years ago and midifiedd this session 3 or 4 time. 

I wonder whether you might have been recovering your sessions because of
#745676, not after an explicit selection under settings/system. If you once
saved your session, does enabling "show session selector on init" make the
old session appear in the selection box (probably as default) at sesion init
or was it completely lost?

On the other hand, I have tried with enabling either "Automatically save
session on logout" or "Ask on exit" (both under settings/sessions), and
I recover my old session after logging out and in. Session saving seems to
work as expected here if enabled. Even better than with #745676, where some
things in autostart were started twice.

The only problem I noticed is that when using "Ask on exit" a selection box
appears only when exit is caused by "session exit" button, not when is the
shutdown one what is used.

PS: I am on-the-fly translating from spanish some option names. Thay might
be slightly different from what I wrote.


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