Here is the error message I get after entering "sudo xfwm4 --replace" to solve the problem:
xfwm4-WARNING **: Failed to connect to session manager: Échec de connexion au gestionnaire de session : SESSION_MANAGER environment variable not defined
Even if this solves the problem for the session, the problem recurs and this is particularly annoying because open windows have to be moved out of the way since the side menus are not available when a windows is in the way. The worst window to have open then is the task manager, since it cannot be moved and is located where one is supposed to click in order to access one of the menus where the terminal is to be found.
Why would you need to run the window manager as root?
This is why it can't connect to the session manager and therefore won't be restarted at next login.
Don't do that, don't run the WM with sudo, just don't.
(In reply to Olivier Fourdan from comment #1)
> Why would you need to run the window manager as root?
> This is why it can't connect to the session manager and therefore won't be
> restarted at next login.
> Don't do that, don't run the WM with sudo, just don't.
Thank you. After the last spate of updates, it seems that there is no longer any need to do this in any form. Or maybe it was instead because of something I downloaded in the mean time; it was CompizConfig. Keep up the good work!
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