[blfs-dev] Update xinitrc line for Xfce desktop

Paul Menzel pmenzel at molgen.mpg.de
Fri Dec 1 05:40:31 PST 2017

Dear Bruce,

On 12/01/17 14:04, Paul Menzel wrote:

> On 11/30/17 18:02, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Paul Menzel wrote:
>>> could you please update the line for xinitrc in the chapter *Xfce 
>>> Desktop*
>>> for xfce4-session-4.12.1 [1] like below? The reasoning is on the Xfce
>>> mailing list [2].
>>> -ck-launch-session dbus-launch --exit-with-session startxfce4
>>> +startxfce4 --with-ck-launch
>>> [1] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/cvs/xfce/xfce4-session.html
>>> [2] https://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce/2017-November/035840.html
>> The reference email discusses non-systemd systems, but does not say 
>> what to use for systemd based systems.  For that we now use:
>> dbus-launch --exit-with-session startxfce4
>> I suppose for that we should just make it 'startxfce4'
> I only got the answer below [3].
>> As soon as you have logind with its session and seat concept you don't
>> need consolekit anymore, because either your tty is already in a proper
>> session or it's done by the login manager.
> I’ll ask again, but I believe `startxfce4` takes care of everything today.

Rereading Silvio’s reply [2], it’s already answered there, as that 
applies also to systemd systems.

> … »startxfce4« itself starts dbus and (if advised and not already running) …

So the `dbus-launch` command is not needed.

Kind regards,


> [3] https://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce/2017-December/035844.html

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