xfce4-session-4.10.1

Introduction to Xfce4 Session

Xfce4 Session is a session manager for Xfce. Its task is to save the state of your desktop (opened applications and their location) and restore it during a next startup. You can create several different sessions and choose one of them on startup.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 platform.

Package Information

Xfce4 Session Dependencies

Required

libwnck-2.30.7, libxfce4ui-4.10.0, and Which-2.20

Required Runtime

Xfdesktop-4.10.3

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/xfce4-session

Installation of Xfce4 Session

Install Xfce4 Session by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --disable-legacy-sm &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-legacy-sm: This switch disables legacy session management which isn't necessary on modern system.

Configuring Xfce4 Session

There are several optional run time dependencies for Xfce4: ConsoleKit-0.4.6, D-Bus-1.8.10, GnuPG-2.0.26, hicolor-icon-theme-0.13 and OpenSSH-6.7p1

To launch Xfce4 use the command startxfce4. If you have ConsoleKit-0.4.6 installed, use startxfce4 --with-ck-launch. ConsoleKit is required to perform any task that requires administrative access, including shut down and reboot.

Contents

Installed Programs: xfce4-session, xfce4-session-logout, xfce4-session-settings and xfce4-tips
Installed Library: libxfsm-4.6.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/xfce4/xfce4-session-4.6, /usr/share/xfce4/tips and /usr/share/doc/xfce4-session-4.10.1

Short Descriptions

xfce4-session

starts up the Xfce Desktop Environment.

xfce4-session-logout

logs out from Xfce.

xfce4-session-settings

is a GTK+ 2 GUI which allows you to alter your preferences for your Xfce Session.

xfce4-tips

is a GTK+ 2 GUI which displays tips when you log in to an Xfce Session.

libxfsm-4.6.so

contains the Xfce Session API functions.

Last updated on 2014-11-17 22:50:31 +0000