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       xfce4-session - Starts up the Xfce Desktop Environment




       This manual page documents briefly the xfce4-session command.

       The xfce4-session program starts up the Xfce Desktop Environment and is typically executed
       by your login manager (e.g. xdm, gdm, kdm, wdm or from your X startup  scripts).  It  will
       load your last session or a default session that includes the standard Xfce programs if no
       saved session is available.

       xfce4-session is an standard X11R6 session manager that can manage any X11R6 SM  compliant
       program, including GNOME and KDE programs.

       xfce4-session   uses  the  contents  of  the  ~/.cache/sessions/  directory  for  starting
       previously saved sessions.


       xfce4-session takes the following command line options:

              Disable binding to TCP ports in the ICE  layer.  This  is  not  possible  on  every
              platform.  If  you  use  this  option  on  a  platform  that  does  not support it,
              xfce4-session will print a warning message and ignore the setting.

       --help Print a help screen and exit.

              Output version information and exit.


       xfce4-session's behaviour is affected by the following environment variables.

              Specifies the root for all user-specific configuration files. If  this  environment
              variable is unset, it defaults to ~/.config/

              Set  of  preference  ordered base directories relative to which configuration files
              should be  searched  in  addition  to  the  $XDG_CONFIG_HOME  base  directory.  The
              directories should be separated with a colon.

              Specifies  the  root for all user-specific cache data. If this environment variable
              is unset, it defaults to ~/.cache/

              When defined, this environment variable enables debugging messages to be  saved  to
              ~/.xfce4-session.verbose-log  The  log  file  from  the  last session run with this
              environment variable set is  retained  at  ~/.xfce4-session.verbose-log.last  These
              debugging messages are useful for troubleshooting and development.


       xfce4-session  reads its configuration from Xfconf.  xfce4-session stores its session data
       into $XDG_CACHE_HOME/sessions/.


       xfce4-session was written by Benedikt Meurer <> as part of the Xfce project.
       This  manual  page was written by Oliver M. Bolzer <> and Benedikt Meurer


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       Copyright © 2003-2014 Benedikt Meurer.

                                           Sep 28, 2014                          xfce4-session(1)