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Xsession.options(5)           File Formats Manual          Xsession.options(5)

       Xsession.options - configuration options for Xsession(5)

       /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 pre-
       fixing the option name with 'no-'.

       Available options are:

              If the 'failsafe' argument is passed to the Xsession script,  an
              emergency  X  session is invoked, consisting of only an x-termi-
              nal-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.

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

              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  exe-
              cutable,  it  may  still  be used, but is assumed to be a Bourne
              shell script, and executed with sh(1).

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

              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.

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

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

Debian Project                    2004-10-31               Xsession.options(5)