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

Chris G cl at
Thu Jul 2 14:28:23 CEST 2009

On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 12:56:04PM +0200, Alexander Toresson wrote:
> 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.
>From the .xsession-errors file it looks as if X is trying to start as
there are *loads* of messages from digikam (which I think may be the
cause of my problems) and, at the end, from some bits of xfce.

I'll try removing .cache/sessions/ and see if it helps, I don't really
have anything to preserve in sessions.

Chris Green

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