A desktop session starts when you log in. Session Manager is started after Login Manager authenticates your login and password.
Session Manager provides the ability to manage sessions--to remember the state of your most recent session and return you there the next time you log in.
Session Manager saves and restores:
The appearance and behavior settings - for example, fonts, colors, and mouse settings.
The window applications that were running - for example, your File Manager and Text Editor windows. Certain types of applications can't be saved and restored by Session Manager. For example, if you start the vi editor from a command line in a Terminal window, Session Manager cannot restore your editing session.
If Login Manager does not recognize your name or password, click Start Over and start the log in process over again.
Once you've logged in, Session Manager starts a session:
If this is the first time you've logged in, you'll get a new session.
If you've logged in before, your previous session will be restored.
Or, choose Log out from the Workspace menu.
When you log out of a regular desktop session, Session Manager saves information about your current session so that it can be restored the next time you log in. Information about non-desktop applications may not be saved.
Choose the language group that includes the language you need.
Select a language.
The default language for your system is set by your system administrator. The Options menu enables you to access other languages. Choosing a language in the Options menu sets the LANG environment variable for your session. The default language is restored at the end of the session.