Disabled XFCE Session Manager, now can't login

Jay Mistry jaylinux53 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 18:46:28 CET 2009


I could find the relevant XFCE4 System File. It is xfce4-session
located (in my case, openSUSE 11.1) at -

I changed the following values in that file (after logging in as
'root' through KDE 4.2)-

SaveOnExit=false ... (previously 'true')

AlwaysDisplay=true ... (previous 'false')


On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 6:52 AM, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> 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.
>        -brian
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