How to get rid of session 'memory' in xfce for a clean restart?

Alexander Toresson alexander.toresson at
Thu Jul 2 12:56:04 CEST 2009

On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 12:40 PM, Chris G<cl at> wrote:
> I'm running xfce4 version on xubuntu 8.10.
> The latest xubuntu upgrade has, for some reason, stopped X starting up
> properly.  Looking at the .xsession-errors file I think this *may* be
> due to the restart (after the kernel upgrade) trying to restart some
> applications that have problems.
> How do I get xfce4 to do a 'clean' X startup with no session 'memory'?
> I currently don't even get to the login screen so I can't do it from
> there, presumably the restart is trying to give me back my session
> exactly as it was (and failing).

If you do not even get the login screen, it is unlikely that Xfce is
even starting (unless you have configured gdm to auto-login). It is
rather likely that the upgrade caused your X to not start up properly,
and this is not related to Xfce.
If you really find out that the Xfce session is the problem, remove
.cache/sessions/ to reset your session.

// Alexander

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