[Pkg-xfce-devel] [LightDM] Linux container for X sessions

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Feb 9 17:08:39 UTC 2017

On Mon, 2017-02-06 at 22:48 -0500, Simon Désaulniers wrote:
> When awesome is launched by lightdm and that I run the command "pgrep awesome"
> inside lightdm, "awesome" doesn't show up as a running process.

What do you mean “inside lightdm”?

>  As if LightDM
> was running awesome inside a separate container I cannot reach.

LightDM doesn't know anything about containers.

>  This is a bit
> tiring because, it has the effect that awesome is not aware of my shell
> environment configs when I ask him to run some commands for me. For instance,
> when I ask awesome to run
>     printenv >/tmp/myenv
> I can see that the username is set right, but my custom PATH is not set as per
> my .bashrc file.

Your .bashrc file is only for bash, not for anything else. If you want to set
custom environment variable for your X session, use .xsessionrc.

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