[Xfce-bugs] [Bug 4441] New: Problem when entering my user Xubuntu

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Fri Oct 3 01:58:46 CEST 2008


           Summary: Problem when entering my user Xubuntu
           Product: Xfce
           Version: 4.4.2
          Platform: PC (x86_64)
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: Medium
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: xfce-bugs at xfce.org
        ReportedBy: frajaferza at gmail.com

Hello, because I don't speak English very well (I speak Spanish), I will submit
this information translated by "Google Translator". Sorry if the grammar is

Hi, I write because I have a strange problem in my Xubuntu.
Everything worked wonders, until I changed a simple configuration that changes
the look when one is entering its user.
In applications, I went to the configuration settings-manager, I entered a
"boot image" and choose a (Balou) (since before he had another, and then had
disabled the option of animation).
Then, when you restart your system and then put username and password, I could
see that he was entering the desktop, but at the stage "starting desktop
manager" was branded the computer and is seen to be the hard drive does not
stop working (for the LED the front panel of the computer).
Retry to enter my user restarting the graphical environment (which took longer
that the computer was being ticked) and rebooting the computer, but there is no
case, the problem remains.
So I decided from the Welcome screen to enter safe mode, but the console does
not appear to know what to do. 

So the solution to the problem.
I explain a bit:
In the path \ home \ French \. Config \ xfce4-session (where "French" should be
replaced by the user name) is the file "xfce4-session.rc," which contains the
settings on some features for example the "splash screen", the feature that
gave me problems when trying to enter my user.
Without splash screen file looks like:

[Splash Screen]
Engine =

SessionName = Default
SaveOnExit = false

Despite the fact that I had no problems activating other Splashs, when
activated by the "Balou", to re-enter my user, the computer stopped responding:

[Splash Screen]
Engine = Balou

SessionName = Default
SaveOnExit = false

The solution: to simplify and not have to use the console much, I rebooted with
a live cd of ubuntu, I remembered that in gnome to break into root must write
in console "sudo nautilus"
I modified the file and said, removing "Balou" of the line "Engine". In
addition, the doubts removed by an associated file that must have been created
to set an image logon. This file is in the same folder and is called
Then I rebooted, I entered my username and everything to normal!
All that we got compared to another user on my computer files. "Config".

With respect to that splash ¿defective?, I find it very strange because with
the others I had no problem, and the installation of Xubuntu was successful and
has all the patches for correction of errors.

I would appreciate very much if I replied. and I will be happy if my report is
beneficial to the community.

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