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#1 2016-11-08 06:36:53

mabra
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Registered: 2015-09-05
Posts: 37

Understanding logins with XFCE

Hi !

I am using XFCE (4.10) on debian (3.16.x).
I try to better organize my computer, but I do not understand the order of scripts,
which are invoked, if I login using the xfce GUI.

I need to understand, what was called already (globally) before logging in (at computer
startup) and what has to be done for each user and what for the current user. I usually
try to avoid scripts for individual logins, I usually make all the same.

For my debian'e without xfce, I just change /etc/profile and this works
for ssh logins. usually, I add a custom path at the end. This does
not work with xfce. So I am asking for the big picture, because
I do not want to come back here with each scripts line ...

Any help or some light to my darkness would be great ;-)

Regards,
Manfred

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#2 2016-11-08 14:26:27

ToZ
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From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 3,893

Re: Understanding logins with XFCE

mabra wrote:

I am using XFCE (4.10) on debian (3.16.x).

I'm not sure of the specifics of the debian distro, but will answer in general terms.

I need to understand, what was called already (globally) before logging in (at computer startup)

Here is a good place to start understanding the Linux startup process.

and what has to be done for each user and what for the current user.

The linux startup process will be the same for all users. Where it differs will be as and after either the desktop environment (e.g. Xfce) starts up and it's user specific configurations, if your using a Display Manager, or linux login configurations (e.g. shell startup files) if you're not.

To understand what happens as Xfce starts up, have a look at the /usr/bin/startxfce4 file. After it is sourced it will usually source the /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc file - and this gets Xfce going.


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#3 2016-11-08 16:53:44

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
Posts: 558

Re: Understanding logins with XFCE

3.16 is the kernel, not the Debian version.


MX-16 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.12.

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