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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for gnome-session (opensolaris section 1)

gnome-session(1)			  User Commands 			 gnome-session(1)

NAME
       gnome-session - starts up the GNOME desktop environment

SYNOPSIS
       gnome-session  [--choose-session=MySession]  [--failsafe]  [--purge-delay=delay]  [--warn-
       delay=delay] [--suicide-delay=delay] [gnome-std-options] [session-name]

DESCRIPTION
       The gnome-session program starts up the GNOME desktop environment.  This command is  typi-
       cally  executed	by  your  login  manager  (e.g. GDM, dtlogin, XDM, or from your X startup
       scripts).  It will either load your last session, or provide a  default	session  for  the
       user  as  defined  by  the system administrator (or the default GNOME installation on your
       system).  You can optionally specify a specific session name to restore.

       gnome-session is an X11R6 session manager. It can manage GNOME applications as well as any
       X11R6  SM  compliant  sessions. If the user has previously saved a session, the session is
       loaded from the ~/.gnome2/session file.	Various default values are provided in case  this
       file does not exist.   If the user session file does not exist, gnome-session will use the
       contents of the default.session file.

       gnome-session also exports an X Atom called GNOME_SM_DESKTOP on the root window, to  indi-
       cate  that  gnome-session  has started.	Some applications may require such information to
       proceed correctly.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       --choose-session=MySession      User can specify a session to load, as opposed to the ses-
				       sion  specified	in  the ~/.gnome/session-options file. If
				       that entry does not exist in the ~/.gnome/session file (or
				       if  that  file does not exist), gnome-session will use the
				       default session, and all saves to that session will be  to
				       the new session name.

       --failsafe		       Fail-safe  operations mode: gnome-session only reads saved
				       sessions from the default.session file.

       --purge-delay=delay	       The number of milliseconds that	gnome-session  will  wait
				       for clients to register. If delay is 0, gnome-session will
				       wait forever. The default value is 30,000 milliseconds.

       --suicide-delay=delay	       The number of milliseconds that	gnome-session  will  wait
				       for clients to die. If delay is 0, gnome-session will wait
				       forever. The default value is 10,000 milliseconds.

       --warn-delay=delay	       The number of milliseconds that	gnome-session  will  wait
				       for  clients to respond. If delay is 0, gnome-session will
				       wait forever. The default value is 10,000 milliseconds.

       gnome-std-options	       Standard options available for use with most GNOME  appli-
				       cations.  See gnome-std-options(5) for more information.

OPERANDS
       The following operands are supported:

       session-name		       The name of the session to be loaded.

EXAMPLES
       Example 1: Starting a session named "MySession"

       example% gnome-session --choose-session=MySession

       Example 2: Starting the system default session, ignoring the user's session

       example% gnome-session --failsafe

       Example 3: Setting the purge delay to 50000ms

       example% gnome-session --purge-delay=50000

       Example 4: Setting the suicide delay to 50000ms

       example% gnome-session --suicide-delay=50000

       Example 5: Setting the warning delay to 50000ms

       example% gnome-session --warn-delay=50000

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       gnome-session accepts all of the standard environment variables used by GNOME programs, as
       well as the SESSION_MANAGER environment variable. gnome-session also sets several environ-
       ment variables for the use of its child processes.

       See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables:

       SESSION_MANAGER	       Used by session-manager-aware clients to contact gnome-session.

       DISPLAY		       Set  to	the X display being used by gnome-session.  Note that the
			       --display option, if specified, overrides the setting of the  DIS-
			       PLAY environment variable.

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0	Application exited successfully

       >0	Application exited with failure

FILES
       The following files are used by this application:

       /usr/bin/gnome-session

	   The command-line executable for the application.

       /usr/share/gnome/default.session

	   Location of default session file.

       ~/.gnome2/session-options

	   User  session  options.  This file is created if the user saves a session using gnome-
	   session-save and specifies a different session name than the default.   The	key  Cur-
	   rentSession in this file specifies which session to start by default.

       ~/.gnome2/session

	   User session file.  This file is created if the user saves a session either by running
	   gnome-session-save or by other means, such as selecting to save session on logout.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWgnome-session 	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Interface stability	     |Volatile			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       gnome-session-save(1), attributes(5), environ(5), gnome-std-options(5)

NOTES
       Written by Brian Cameron, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2003, 2006.

SunOS 5.11				   13 Jan 2003				 gnome-session(1)


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