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PROGRAM:

NAME


gnome-session - Start the GNOME desktop environment

SYNOPSIS


gnome-session [-a|--autostart=DIR] [--session=SESSION] [--failsafe|-f] [--debug] [--whale]

DESCRIPTION


The gnome-session program starts up the GNOME desktop environment. This command is
typically executed by your login manager (either gdm, xdm, or from your X startup
scripts). It will load either your saved session, or it will provide a default session for
the user as defined by the system administrator (or the default GNOME installation on your
system).

The default session is defined in gnome.session, a .desktop-like file that is looked for
in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/gnome-session/sessions, $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/gnome-session/sessions and
$XDG_DATA_DIRS/gnome-session/sessions.

When saving a session, gnome-session saves the currently running applications in the
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/gnome-session/saved-session directory.

gnome-session is an X11R6 session manager. It can manage GNOME applications as well as any
X11R6 SM compliant application.

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

--autostart=DIR
Start all applications defined in DIR, instead of starting the applications defined
in gnome.session, or via the --session option. Multiple --autostart options can be
passed.

--session=SESSION
Use the applications defined in SESSION.session. If not specified, gnome.session
will be used.

--failsafe
Run in fail-safe mode. User-specified applications will not be started.

--debug
Enable debugging code.

--whale
Show the fail whale in a dialog for debugging it.

SESSION DEFINITION


Sessions are defined in .session files, that are using a .desktop-like format, with the
following keys in the GNOME Session group:

Name Name of the session. This can be localized.

RequiredComponents
List of component identifiers (desktop files) that are required by the session. The
required components will always run in the session.

Here is an example of a session definition:

[GNOME Session]
Name=GNOME
RequiredComponents=gnome-shell;gnome-settings-daemon;

The .session files are looked for in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/gnome-session/sessions,
$XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/gnome-session/sessions and $XDG_DATA_DIRS/gnome-session/sessions.

ENVIRONMENT


gnome-session sets several environment variables for the use of its child processes:

SESSION_MANAGER

This variable is used by session-manager aware clients to contact gnome-session.

DISPLAY

This variable is set to the X display being used by gnome-session. Note that if the
--display option is used this might be different from the setting of the
environment variable when gnome-session is invoked.

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