[arch-general] XFCE broken with Gnome 3.8?

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 06:24:49 EDT 2013

On 23-04-2013 06:01, David Rosenstrauch wrote:
> On 04/22/2013 01:12 PM, David Rosenstrauch wrote:
>> I picked up some Gnome package upgrades last night during a pacman
>> update, and I haven't been able to log into XFCE ever since.  It gets
>> most of the way through the login process, then craps out and falls back
>> to the session manager (LXDM).  I'm not even able to see any debug
>> information about what's going on.
>> Anyone have a clue / pointer to a fix / workaround?
>> Thanks,
>> DR
> OK, I was finally able to pin this down.
> Apparently when I whack my XFCE session cache file
> (~/.cache/sessions/xfce4-session-daroselin:0) the problem goes away and
> I can start up XFCE no problem.  But as soon as I save the session,
> creating a new session cache file, XFCE starts to crap out at startup.
> I'm not sure what in the session cache is causing the problem.  The only
> slightly odd things that I'm running in my session that are getting
> saved to the cache file are qps, and kalarm (which then pull in a whole
> bunch of akonadi dependency crap).
> Workaround for now seems to be "never save my XFCE session", which
> fortunately isn't too much of a hardship for me, since I don't rely on
> it too heavily.
> DR

I've had that problem a long time ago (a few years back) and since then
I have stopped saving the session. It also took me some time to figure
it out back then and now I always uncheck the save session checkbox to
avoid problems.

Mauro Santos

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