xfce doesn't stay put!

Christel Robert c.robert at inx.co.za
Sun Mar 5 22:32:00 CET 2006

This is what I get when I start in failsafe, chinese to me:

christel at christel:~$ startxfce4
/usr/bin/startxfce4: X server already running on display :0.0
Agent pid 7993
esd: Esound sound daemon already running or stale UNIX socket
This socket already exists indicating esd is already running.
_IceTransTransNoListen: unable to find transport: tcp
_IceTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /dev/X will not be created.
_IceTransmkdir: ERROR: Cannot create /dev/X
_IceTransPTSOpenServer: mkdir(/dev/X) failed, errno = 13
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for pts/christel:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for pts
_IceTransISCOpenServer: Protocol is not supported by a ISC connection
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for isc/christel:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for isc
_IceTransSCOOpenServer: Protocol is not supported by a SCO connection
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for sco/christel:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for sco

** (xfwm4:8008): WARNING **: The display does not support the XComposite extension.

** (xfwm4:8008): WARNING **: Compositing manager disabled.
xscreensaver: 23:22:37: 0: unrecognised ClientMessage "_NET_WM_STATE" received
xscreensaver: 23:22:38: 0: for window 0x1200019 (xfce4-panel / Xfce4-panel)
---------------then loads of lines like these ones, then----------------------
xscreensaver: 23:22:46: 0: for window 0x48 (root)
xscreensaver: 23:22:57: 0: unrecognised ClientMessage "_NET_CURRENT_DESKTOP" received
xscreensaver: 23:22:57: 0: for window 0x48 (root)
manager.c/562: setting[0]: bool: autobrowse = 1
manager.c/562: setting[1]: bool: autoburn = 1
manager.c/557: setting[2]: string: autoburn_audio_cd_command = serpentine
manager.c/557: setting[3]: string: autoburn_photo_cd_command = nautilus --no-desktop burn:
manager.c/557: setting[4]: string: autoburn_data_cd_command = nautilus --no-desktop burn:
manager.c/562: setting[5]: bool: autoipod = 0
manager.c/557: setting[6]: string: autoipod_command = 
manager.c/562: setting[7]: bool: automount_drives = 1
manager.c/562: setting[8]: bool: automount_media = 1
manager.c/562: setting[9]: bool: autophoto = 1
manager.c/557: setting[10]: string: autophoto_command = gnome-volume-manager-gthumb %h
manager.c/562: setting[11]: bool: autoplay_cda = 1
manager.c/557: setting[12]: string: autoplay_cda_command = sound-juicer -d %d
manager.c/562: setting[13]: bool: autoplay_dvd = 1
manager.c/557: setting[14]: string: autoplay_dvd_command = totem %d
manager.c/562: setting[15]: bool: autoplay_vcd = 1
manager.c/557: setting[16]: string: autoplay_vcd_command = totem %d
manager.c/562: setting[17]: bool: autoprinter = 0
manager.c/557: setting[18]: string: autoprinter_command = gnome-cups-add hal://%h
manager.c/562: setting[19]: bool: autorun = 0
manager.c/557: setting[20]: string: autorun_path = .autorun:autorun:autorun.sh
manager.c/557: setting[21]: string: eject_command = /usr/bin/eject

On Sun, 5 Mar 2006 23:04:33 +0200
Christel Robert <c.robert at inx.co.za> wrote:

|Sorry newbie here, you'll have to excuse my plain english vocabulary.
|I'm using xfce4. As for starting, it is definitely not a command line: when I switch on I have this xunbuntu splash (pitch black with dard blue xubuntu) that indicates what's loading, then an unbuntu pinkish screen asking for username, then password, with an option for which session I want.
|As for .xsession-errors, I've no idea what you're talking about. Sorry I'm a newbie. On my way to look for it, though.
|PS I'm top posting because we started that way. Sorry.
|On Sun, 5 Mar 2006 15:45:59 -0500
|"Erik Harrison" <erikharrison at gmail.com> wrote:
||Sounds like your sessiona manager is crashing.
||What version of Xfce are you using? Are you starting from XDM or from
||the command line via startxfce? What does .xsession-errors say?
||On 3/5/06, Christel Robert <c.robert at inx.co.za> wrote:
||> Here's what happens, it loads everything nicely, the desktop appears, half a second later the panel appear along with the iconbox and then pooof! It closes everything and takes me back to user/password/session chooser. What's up?
||> I'm on Icewm at the moment but I don't like it. I want my xubuntu back!
||> Any help welcome.

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