Bug#527139: /etc/X11/Xsession: does not prevent X server reset during session setup
does the X session setup and starts a session.
However, it looks like the X server resets between merging ~/.Xresources
and starting the final application.
the workaround is to start an application beforehand like
It may be possible that another script is normally used to do that but
skimming through Xsession(5) does not reveal any reference to such
If I were to write/package another display manager I would likely need
the Xsession script to perform correctly in absence of any other X client.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.1
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (900, 'stable'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-1-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages x11-common depends on:
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.24 Debian configuration management sy
ii debianutils 2.30 Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii lsb-base 3.2-20 Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
x11-common recommends no packages.
x11-common suggests no packages.
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