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debian x-session-manager for i3wm

asked 2015-11-09 10:15:20 +0000

peterN gravatar image

updated 2015-11-10 13:43:26 +0000

debian currently provides some session-managers in the virtual-package x-session-manager

  • lxsession
  • razorqt-session
  • lxqt-session
  • lxde-common
  • sugar-session
  • mate-session-manager
  • openbox
  • gnome-session-flashback
  • gnome-session
  • xfce4-session

Am I correct to say that neither of this session-managers is required to run and use i3wm? (At least I don't see one running on my system) Would it make sense to add a i3wm-session, in order to attract people to i3wm and support an ease of use approach for new users?

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answered 2015-11-09 10:31:08 +0000

Airblader gravatar image

Are you talking about a session manager or a session definition? i3, of course, doesn't require a session manager to be present. It does, however, provide session files[1] which are installed and should be available in a session manager reading those files.


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Thx for your answer. Actually I'd like to describe the plumbing of a debian desktop and the differences between gnome/kde/xfce and a window-manager like i3wm. I know about the i3*.desktop file. You call it a session file, because they are listed under "session" in the login screen, correct?

peterN gravatar imagepeterN ( 2015-11-10 08:30:41 +0000 )edit

Yeah, exactly. I'm still not really clear on what you are talking about, unfortunately. To be fair, I'm also not a Debian user. :)

Airblader gravatar imageAirblader ( 2015-11-10 09:27:17 +0000 )edit

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