Disabled XFCE Session Manager, now can't login

David Mohr squisher at xfce.org
Wed Feb 25 08:29:06 CET 2009

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 11:20 PM, Jay Mistry <jaylinux53 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>>        -brian
> I logged in as a regular user at RL 3 from grub boot menu. After
> entering 'startxfce4', the same thing happened as earlier. The XFCE
> Splash Screen (with mouse) appeared and there was a display at the
> bottom of the same stating what modules were loading. The XFCE desktop
> came on very briefly for about a second before crashing, after the HP
> SysTRay load message. After this, it went back to console-view and
> displayed about 20 lines of Error Message, am not sure where they
> would be so unable to post them here. Looked in Yast -> System Log,
> but the console error messages were not there.

What you want is very simple. By running

$ startxfce4 >& my_log_file

all the messages that get produced are saved to my_log_file which you
then can easily attach to an email to this list.


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