Disabled XFCE Session Manager, now can't login

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Wed Feb 25 10:43:18 CET 2009

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:50:18AM +0530, Jay Mistry 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.
How about looking in ~/.xsession-errors in a console session, that
might well give you a clue.

Chris Green

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