[Xfce4-commits] <xfce4-session:master> Reuse existing ConsoleKit sessions (bug #6685).

Enrico Tröger enrico at xfce.org
Tue Nov 16 00:23:31 CET 2010

On Sun, 19 Sep 2010 23:17:38 +0200, Jannis wrote:


>> Ok, thanks.
>> That took me a bit further:
>> With my .xsession I can now start X and Xfce starts up, partly.
>> It stops with the following message:
>> "Unable to determine failsafe session name.  Possible causes: xfconfd
>> isn't running (D-Bus setup problem); environment variable
>> $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS is set incorrectly (must include
>> "/home/enrico/apps/xfce/etc"), or xfce4-session is installed
>> incorrectly."
>Are you sure you have "exec startxfce4" in your .xsession and not
>"exec xfce4-session"? I don't have a clear idea what might be wrong
>here but maybe it's your completely custom setup and a path variable
>that causes the problem here...?

just for the records:
I spend a little more time on this and I managed to get it working.
The above errors were, as expected, due my very custom setup,
obviously. I fixed them by defining most of the environment variable to
set the paths in my shell config, for some reason they didn't work in
~/.xsession. And I removed $prefix/etc from the $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS
variable. Not exactly sure whether this affected the whole thing but it
was wrong anyway.

So, at least on Debian, users can still use Xfce with full powers
without a login manager :).

Thanks all for the help.


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