Xsession.options - configuration options for Xsession(5)
/etc/X11/Xsession.options contains a set of flags that determine some
of the behavior of the Xsession(5) Bourne shell (sh(1)) script. See
the Xsession(5) manpage for further information.
Xsession.options may contain comments, which begin with a hash mark and
end at the next newline, just like comments in shell scripts. The rest
of the file consists of options which are expressed as words separated
by hyphens, with only one option per line. If an option is present
with the "no-" prefix, or absent, it is disabled, otherwise it is considered
Available options are:
If the "failsafe" argument is passed to the Xsession script, an
emergency X session is invoked, consisting of only an x-termi-
nal-emulator(1) in the upper-left hand corner of the screen. No
window manager is started. If an x-terminal-emulator is not
available, the session exits immediately.
If users have a file called .Xresources in their home directories,
these resources will be merged with the default resources
when they log in.
If users have an executable file called .Xsession in their home
directories, it is used as the startup program for the X session
(see Xsession(5)). If the file is present not executable, it is
still used, but assumed to be a Bourne shell script, and executed
If the ssh-agent(1) program is available no agent process
appears to be running already, the X session will be invoked by
exec'ing ssh-agent with the startup command, instead of the
startup command directly.
Additional options may be supported by the local administrator. See
Xsession(5) for how this is accomplished.
Xsession(5), ssh-agent(1), x-terminal-emulator(1)
This manpage was written by Branden Robinson for Debian GNU/Linux.
Debian GNU/Linux 2001-09-24 Xsession.options(5)
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