Disabled XFCE Session Manager, now can't login

David Mohr squisher at xfce.org
Wed Feb 25 17:12:06 CET 2009

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 2:43 AM, Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> 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.

AFAIK ~/.xsession-errors is a Debian-based distro thing only, and also
only works when using a display manager like gdm.


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