Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Sep 28, 2014
xfce4-session - Starts up the Xfce Desktop Environment
This manual page documents briefly the
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.
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.
Print a help screen and exit.
Output version information and exit.
's behaviour is affected by the following environment
Specifies the root for all user-specific configuration files. If this
environment variable is unset, it defaults to
Set of preference ordered base directories relative to which configuration
files should be searched in addition to the
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
When defined, this environment variable enables debugging messages to be
The log file from the last session run with this environment variable
set is retained at
These debugging messages are useful for troubleshooting and development.
reads its configuration from Xfconf.
stores its session data into
was written by Benedikt Meurer
> as part of the Xfce project.
This manual page was written by Oliver M. Bolzer <firstname.lastname@example.org
and Benedikt Meurer <email@example.com
Report bugs to http://bugzilla.xfce.org/.
Copyright © 2003-2014 Benedikt Meurer.