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An xprofile file, ~/.xprofile and /etc/xprofile, allows you to execute commands at the beginning of the X user session - before the window manager is started.
The xprofile file is similar in style to xinitrc.
The xprofile files are natively sourced by the following display managers:
- GDM - /etc/gdm/Xsession
- KDM - /usr/share/config/kdm/Xsession
- LightDM - /etc/lightdm/Xsession
- LXDM - /etc/lxdm/Xsession
- SDDM - /usr/share/sddm/scripts/Xsession
1.1 Sourcing xprofile from a session started with xinit
It is possible to source xprofile from a session started with one of the following programs:
All of these execute, directly or indirectly, ~/.xinitrc or /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc if it does not exist. That is why xprofile has to be sourced from these files.
~/.xinitrc and /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
#!/bin/sh # Make sure this is before the 'exec' command or it won't be sourced. [ -f /etc/xprofile ] && source /etc/xprofile [ -f ~/.xprofile ] && source ~/.xprofile ...
Firstly, create the file ~/.xprofile if it does not exist already. Then, simply add the commands for the programs you wish to start with the session. See below:
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