[Pkg-lxde-maintainers] Bug#642336: lxsession: No way to override system autostart files

Jö Fahlke jorrit at jorrit.de
Wed Sep 21 16:56:43 UTC 2011

Package: lxsession
Version: 0.4.4-3
Severity: normal


When there is a /etc/xdg/lxsession/<NAME>/autostart, the user's
~/.config/lxsession/<NAME>/autostart amends it.  This behviour contradicts the
documentation in /usr/share/doc/lxsession/README.gz, however:

> The default system-wide config files under /etc/xdg/lxsession, can be
> overriden by user-specific ones. If the user specific config files are
> found in ~/.config/lxsession, the ones in /etc/xdg/lxsession will be overriden.
> So this leave some flexibility for the users.

This behaviour is also unfortunate since there is now way for a user to
inhibit starting of things in /etc/xdg/lxsession/<NAME>/autostart.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.2
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (990, 'stable-updates'), (990, 'stable'), (1, 'stable-updates'), (1, 'proposed-updates'), (1, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.39-bpo.2-686-pae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lxsession depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0           1.30.0-1           The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                 2.11.2-10          Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2             1.8.10-6           The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3           1.2.24-4+squeeze1  simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libfontconfig1        2.8.0-2.1          generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6          2.4.2-2.1+squeeze1 FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0          2.24.2-1           The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0           2.20.1-2           The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libpango1.0-0         1.28.3-1+squeeze2  Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libx11-6              2:1.3.3-4          X11 client-side library

Versions of packages lxsession recommends:
ii  9wm [x-window-manager]      1.2-9        emulation of the Plan 9 window man
ii  awesome [x-window-manager]  3.4.6-1      highly configurable, next generati
ii  dwm [x-window-manager]      5.8.2-1      dynamic window manager
ii  i3-wm [x-window-manager]    3.e-bf1-2    an improved dynamic tiling window 
ii  larswm [x-window-manager]   7.5.3-6      Lars Window Manager with tiled win
ii  metacity [x-window-manager] 1:2.30.1-3   lightweight GTK+ window manager
ii  openbox [x-window-manager]   standards compliant, fast, light-w
ii  openssh-client [ssh-client] 1:5.5p1-6    secure shell (SSH) client, for sec
ii  ratpoison [x-window-manager 1.4.5-2      keyboard-only window manager
ii  scrotwm [x-window-manager]  0.9.20-1     dynamic tiling window manager
ii  wmii [x-window-manager]     3.6+debian-8 lightweight tabbed and tiled X11 w
ii  xfwm4 [x-window-manager]    4.6.2-1      window manager of the Xfce project

Versions of packages lxsession suggests:
pn  gpicview                      <none>     (no description available)
ii  lxde-common                   0.5.0-4    the Lightweight X11 Desktop Enviro
ii  lxpanel                       0.5.6-1    a lightweight desktop panel for X
ii  pcmanfm                       0.9.7-1    an extremely fast and lightweight 

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Jorrit (Jö) Fahlke, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing,
Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 368, D-69120 Heidelberg
Tel: +49 6221 54 8890 Fax: +49 6221 54 8884

Software is like sex; it's better when it's free.
-- Linus Torvalds
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