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GNOME-SESSION(1)					      GNOME-SESSION(1)

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  ses‐
       sion,  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-ses‐
       sion/sessions.

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

       gnome-session is an X11R6 session manager. It can manage GNOME applica‐
       tions 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	speci‐
	      fied, 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-ses‐
       sion/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  con‐
	      tact gnome-session.

       DISPLAY

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

FILES
       $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/config/autostart     $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/config/autostart
       /usr/share/gnome/autostart

	      The applications defined in those directories will be started on
	      login.  gnome-session-properties(1) can be used to  easily  con‐
	      figure them.

       $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/gnome-session/sessions	   $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/gnome-ses‐
       sion/sessions $XDG_DATA_DIRS/gnome-session/sessions

	      These directories contain the .session files that	 can  be  used
	      with the --session option.

       $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/gnome-session/saved-session

	      This  directory  contains	 the list of applications of the saved
	      session.

BUGS
       If you find bugs in the gnome-session program, please report  these  on
       https://bugzilla.gnome.org.

SEE ALSO
       gnome-session-properties(1) gnome-session-quit(1)

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