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The goal is to provide a simple and lightweight mechanic to select a desktop session after login on a tty. This is a readonly mirror of the GitLab project. https://gitlab.com/RobertZenz/x-sessi…
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x-session-selector ================== The goal is to provide a simple and lightweight mechanic to start a X session. x-session-selector can be used as a "better" `startx` replacement, but its main usage case is to provide a X session selection after a user has logged in on a TTY. License ------- x-session-selector is licensed under GNU GPLv3. Features -------- * Allows to select a session/WM on the command line. * Starts X with the selected session/WM. Usage ----- Start it after login on a tty. The parameters it supports: USAGE: xsessionselector [OPTION] --automatic[=TIMEOUT] Activates the automatic selection system, if no timeout is provided it defaults to 2 seconds. --display=DISPAY The display number to assign. If not provided will default to the next free X display number. --help Prints this help. --no-newline When --print-only is provided, does not print a new line after the selection. --print-only Only print the selection to stdout (if any). --select=SELECTION Select this item, the provided argument is the executable, f.e. /usr/bin/openbox. --shell=SHELL The executable to start when dropping to shell, defaults to nothing. If this is not provided, the program will simply exit, if a value is provided, it will be executed. --timeout=TIMEOUT When --automatic is provided, sets the timeout, defaults to 2 seconds. --tty-only Only present the prompt when being on a TTY. When not on a TTY the program will exit, except if --shell has been provided, then the shell will be executed. --vt=VT The number of the virtual terminal to use, defaults to the current VT. Provided number must be positive, but can be prefixed with + or - to to change relative from the current VT. --wsessions-dir=DIR The directory from which to read the available Wayland sessions, defaults to /usr/share/wayland-sessions/. --xlauncher=XLAUNCHER The executable to use as launcher for X, defaults to xinit. The selected session together with the display number will be given as arguments to the provided executable. --xsessions-dir=DIR The directory from which to read the available X sessions, defaults to /usr/share/xsessions/. Examples -------- The most simple example is to use it as a `startx` replacement: $ xsessionselector However, after a login it might be wanted to automatically select one entry and automatically starting this entry after a certain amount of time: $ xsessionselector --automatic=5 --select=/usr/bin/openbox For testing purposes, or if you just want to use it as fancy selector, x-session-selector can also only print the selected entry: $ xsessionselector --print-only In a similar manner if you have trouble with it, you can set the X launcher to `echo` to see what exactly is being started: $ xsessionselector --xlauncher=echo Dependencies ------------ Dependencies are minimal: * ncurses