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XFCE fails to start


Description bugzilla 2009-03-28 08:17:14 CET
I did a downgrade from 4.6 to 4.4.3. Now, when I try to log in via kdm xfce starts at first but after the desktop can be seen for half a second something breaks and I am returned to the login manager. I use Gentoo and this is reproduceable here. If you need any further info please leave a comment.
Comment 1 Mike Massonnet editbugs 2009-03-28 13:37:26 CET
If you are using kdm, then it means it should start Xfce by using a desktop entry file located at /usr/share/xsessions. It is provided with xfce-utils.

You can start from a tty by executing startxfce4 yourself. See if it crashes and report back. To store a log run startxfce4 as:

startxfce4 > /tmp/xsession.log 2>&1

You will have to stop kdm also.

One problem that I think could fix your problem to log in is to clean up the saved session, by doing: mv ~/.cache/sessions ~/.cache/sessions.bak, while you are logged out!
Comment 2 bugzilla 2009-03-28 22:45:52 CET
It solved the problem, thank you very much. Do you think the bug report can be closed with this?
Comment 3 Mike Massonnet editbugs 2009-03-29 10:56:13 CEST
I don't see any code changes going to happen to support downgrades. You can close the bug.

Bug #5161

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Reported on: 2009-03-28
Last modified on: 2009-07-15


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