xsession: get original look and feel

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – OS: Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon $ cat .xsession xmessage -file /etc/motd /usr/bin/cinnamon why do not I get the same look and feel as i do get without the above .xsession file? it also affects a few things when i open a terminal, i cannot see what i type log out button looks different and does not logout on press why does /usr/bin/cinnamon need to run in the foreground? how .xsession file work in conjunction with selecting a session from the login screen from display manager? last session run xclient script cinnamon cinnamon 2d gnome classic secure remote connection (HowTos)