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NAME

       Xsession.options - configuration options for Xsession(5)

DESCRIPTION

       /etc/X11/Xsession.options  contains  a set of flags that determine some
       of the behavior of the Xsession(5) Bourne shell  (sh(1))  script.   See
       the Xsession(5) manpage for further information.

       Xsession.options  may  contain  comments,  which begin with a hash mark
       (‘#’) and end at the next newline, just like comments in shell scripts.
       The  rest  of the file consists of options which are expressed as words
       separated by hyphens, with only  one  option  per  line.   Options  are
       enabled  by  simply  placing  them  in  the  file; they are disabled by
       prefixing the option name with ‘no-’.

       Available options are:

       allow-failsafe
              If the ‘failsafe’ argument is passed to the Xsession script,  an
              emergency   X   session   is  invoked,  consisting  of  only  an
              x-terminal-emulator(1) in the  upper-left  hand  corner  of  the
              screen.     No    window    manager    is    started.    If   an
              x-terminal-emulator program is not available, the session  exits
              immediately.

       allow-user-resources
              If   users   have  a  file  called  .Xresources  in  their  home
              directories, these resources will be merged with the  default  X
              resources when they log in.

       allow-user-xsession
              If  users have an executable file called .xsession in their home
              directories, it can be used as the startup  program  for  the  X
              session  (see  Xsession(5)).   If  the  file  is present but not
              executable, it may still be used, but is assumed to be a  Bourne
              shell script, and executed with sh(1).

       use-session-dbus
              If  the  dbus  package  is  installed,  the  session bus will be
              activated at X session launch.

       use-ssh-agent
              If the ssh-agent(1) program is available and  no  agent  process
              appears  to be running already, the X session will be invoked by
              exec’ing ssh-agent with the  startup  command,  instead  of  the
              startup command directly.

       All  of  the  above options are enabled by default.  Additional options
       may be supported by the local administrator.  Xsession(5) describes how
       this is accomplished.

AUTHORS

       Stephen  Early,  Mark Eichin, and Branden Robinson developed Debian’s X
       session handling scripts.  Branden Robinson wrote this manual page.

SEE ALSO

       Xsession(5), ssh-agent(1), x-terminal-emulator(1)