gnome-session-common - GNOME Session Manager - common files

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename gnome-session-common_3.18.1.2-1ubuntu1_all.deb
Package name gnome-session-common
Package version
Package release 1ubuntu1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category gnome
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 13.46 KB
Installed size 340.00 KB
The GNOME Session Manager is in charge of starting the core components
of the GNOME desktop, and applications that should be launched at
login time. It also features a way to save and restore currently
running applications.
This package contains the translations, data files and startup scripts
which are common to the GNOME and GNOME fallback sessions.


Package Version Architecture Repository
gnome-session-common_3.18.1.2-1ubuntu1.16.04.2_all.deb all Ubuntu Updates Main
gnome-session-common_3.18.1.2-1ubuntu1.16.04.2_all.deb all Ubuntu Updates Main
gnome-session-common_3.18.1.2-1ubuntu1_all.deb all Ubuntu Main
gnome-session-common - - -


Type URL
Binary Package gnome-session-common_3.18.1.2-1ubuntu1_all.deb
Source Package gnome-session

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install gnome-session-common deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install gnome-session-common




2015-11-12 - Tim Lunn <>
gnome-session ( xenial; urgency=medium
* Merge from Debian unstable.  Remaining changes (LP: #1512914):
- debian/
+ Recommend session-migration
+ Remove gnome-shell circular dep to ease uprades
- Split ubuntu-session out of gnome-session.
- Split wayland session into gnome-session-wayland
+ add gnome-session-wayland package and depend on xwayland
+ gnome-session-wayland.install: install wayland session
- Add upstart user session
- debian/gnome-session-bin.postinst, debian/gnome-session-bin.prerm:
Moved registering gnome-session binary as a session manager to
gnome-session-bin package
- don't install defaults.list (installed by desktop-file-utils in ubuntu):
debian/gnome-session-common.dirs and gnome-session-common.install
- debian/patches/13_display_session_properties.patch: Display
session-properties as the Startup Applications capplet was removed from
gnome-control-center, which makes it hard to discover the
gnome-session-properties tool. (Closes: #683814)
- debian/patches/22_support_autostart_delay.patch:
Bugzilla patch to support adding a delay to autostart apps, using
a "X-GNOME-Autostart-Delay" key in the desktop file
- debian/patches/50_ubuntu_sessions.patch:
+ Add Ubuntu session
+ gnome-shell.desktop adds --session=gnome now that the "ubuntu" session
is the default. Use TryExec to test if gnome-shell is installed.
- debian/patches/51_remove_session_saving_from_gui.patch:
add GNOME_SESSION_SAVE environment variable for people wanting to
use the save session still, knowing that it can break your system
if used unwisely
- debian/patches/53_add_sessionmigration.patch, debian/control:
recommends and launch the session-migration if present at the start of
the session. This sync tool is running different session migration
scripts that can be provided in various desktop packages.
- debian/patches/95_dbus_request_shutdown.patch: Add "RequestShutdown" and
"RequestReboot" DBus methods to allow other applications to shutdown or
reboot the machine via the session manager.
- debian/patches/103_kill_the_fail_whale.patch: Kill the Fail Whale as it
tends to be more annoying than helpful
- debian/patches/revert_remove_gnome_session_properties.patch: Keep the
session-properties applet for ubuntu sessions
2015-10-21 - Michael Biebl <>
gnome-session ( unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Update Build-Depends as per
- Bump libglib2.0-dev to (>= 2.46.0). (Closes: #801736)
- Bump libgtk-3-dev to (>= 3.18.0).
- Bump libgnome-desktop-3-dev to (>= 3.18.0).
2015-10-11 - Michael Biebl <>
gnome-session (3.18.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release (identical to 3.17.92).
* Upload to unstable.
* Drop obsolete Breaks, Conflicts and Replaces from pre-wheezy.
* Drop obsolete Provides: gnome3-session since there are no more reverse
* Update README.Debian, the package for the  metacity/gnome-panel based
fallback session is called "gnome-session-flashback".
2015-09-17 - Andreas Henriksson <>
gnome-session (3.17.92-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream release candidate.
2015-07-28 - Robert Ancell <>
gnome-session (3.16.0-1ubuntu2) wily; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/50_ubuntu_sessions.patch:
- Drop X-LightDM-DesktopName fields now we have the standard DesktopNames

See Also

Package Description
gnome-settings-daemon-dev_3.18.2-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb Headers for building applications communicating with gnome-settings-daemon
gnome-settings-daemon-schemas_3.18.2-0ubuntu3_all.deb gnome-settings-daemon schemas
gnome-software-common_3.20.1+git20160420.1.ca63436.ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu2_all.deb Software Center for GNOME (common files)
gnome-software_3.20.1+git20160420.1.ca63436.ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb Software Center for GNOME
gnome-sudoku_3.18.2-1_amd64.deb Sudoku puzzle game for GNOME
gnome-system-log_3.9.90-4_amd64.deb system log viewer for GNOME
gnome-system-monitor_3.18.2-1_amd64.deb Process viewer and system resource monitor for GNOME
gnome-terminal-data_3.18.3-1ubuntu1_all.deb Data files for the GNOME terminal emulator
gnome-terminal_3.18.3-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb GNOME terminal emulator application
gnome-user-guide_3.18.1-1_all.deb GNOME user's guide
gnome-user-share_3.14.2-2ubuntu4_amd64.deb User level public file sharing via WebDAV or ObexFTP
gnome-video-effects-dev_0.4.1-3ubuntu1_all.deb Development files for gnome-video-effects
gnome-video-effects_0.4.1-3ubuntu1_all.deb Collection of GStreamer effects
gnu-efi_3.0.2-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb Library for developing EFI applications
gnu-standards_2010.03.11-1_all.deb GNU coding and package maintenance standards