[xmonad] Re: Session configuration in xmonad under kdm

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Thu Jun 5 17:36:05 EDT 2008


I did not see any responses on this mail:

Am Montag, den 02.06.2008, 13:54 +0300 schrieb Yitzchak Gale:
> OK, I see why. The Debian package supplies a
> file /usr/share/xsessions/xmonad.desktop
> containing the line:
> Exec=xmonad
> Instead, it should run a script that first sources
> xsession file(s) and then execs xmonad.
> I propose that:
> o the cross-platform standard name
>   for this script should be "startxmonad"
>   (/usr/bin/startxmonad on Debian).
> o the script should set SESSION_TYPE=xmonad so that
>   xsession scripts can know that this is an xmonad session.
> o the script should first source /etc/xmonad/xsession,
>   if it exists, then ~/.xsession if it exists.
> Debian bug submitted.

I’m willing to fix this in the debian package, but I’d prefer a
non-debian-specific solution, so what do you think of this? Would you
add a session script to the next release?

Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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