Introduction to LXSession

The LXSession package contains the default session manager for LXDE.

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

Package Information

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LXSession Dependencies


dbus-glib-0.102, GTK+-2.24.24, libgee-0.6.8, lsb_release-1.4 (runtime), Polkit-0.112 and Vala-0.24.0


libxslt-1.1.28 with docbook-xml-4.5 and docbook-xsl-1.78.1 (to build man pages)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/lxsession

Installation of LXSession

Install LXSession by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../lxsession- &&
./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-man &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-man: This switch disables building of the manual pages. Remove it if you have installed optional dependencies and wish to build the manual pages.


Installed Programs: lxclipboard, lxlock, lxpolkit, lxsession, lxsession-default, lxsession-default-apps, lxsession-default-terminal, lxsession-edit and lxsession-logout
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: /usr/share/lxsession

Short Descriptions


is a lightweight X session manager.

Last updated on 2014-08-25 11:16:47 -0700