[systemd-devel] User sessions, session buses, user buses

Simon McVittie simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk
Tue Feb 3 04:40:42 PST 2015

On 03/02/15 10:16, Stef Bon wrote:
> I've never understood why the session bus is started through dbus-launch.

If we move from a per-login-session to a per-user-session bus, then it
won't be; dbus-launch will become solely for the people who run twm
under xdm or something, but who still want to run (say) Firefox.

> Leave it to the login manager (not PAM), or provide the socket and
> activate the session bus only when
> some app is connecting to it, which can be a graphical session, but
> may be also a console.

That is what I plan to do.


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