Disabled XFCE Session Manager, now can't login
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Wed Feb 25 02:22:48 CET 2009
Jay Mistry wrote:
> I disabled the XFCE Session Manager when I last logged into XFCE, as
> it used to prompt for a new session to be named every time I logged
> into XFCE.
> Now, I cannot login to XFCE. On trying to Login, the splash screen
> (with the mouse graphic) appears and then the desktop and panel appear
> very briefly (3-4 secs), and replaced by a blank black screen.
> What can I do to re-enable 'Session Manager' ? I can boot via a 'Live
> CD' and make any necessary changes to system file(s)-but I don't know
> which file to alter & how ?
If you see the splash screen, then the session manager is already
enabled. Something's causing it to quit. You'll want to look at
console output. Try logging in directly to a virtual console (not
through GDM or some other display manager) and running 'startxfce4' from
the command line. That might help you figure out what's going wrong.
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