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#1 2012-06-18 00:13:17

testdude281
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From: Vizag, India
Registered: 2011-03-04
Posts: 75

(Solved) Xfce desktop not loading

Hi,

Since last night i have not been able to access my xfce desktop. all i get is a gray background and a mouse cursor. i dont see any panels. neither the app panel or the deskbar. i know its not because of any recent updates or any no. of customisations i tried because it worked fine after  a previous reboot.

The gray background has existed since about 1 day after installation (roughly 2 weeks ago) and it started after i tried a new wallpaper and rebooted the system. Since then i havent been able to set a wallpaper.  i have generally ignored it because it doesnt interfere with my work and i have gotten used to it.

could someone help me? xfce doesnt have any default keyboard shortcuts that i know of and so i am basically dead in the water.

Last edited by testdude281 (2012-06-20 06:46:47)

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#2 2012-06-18 00:42:39

2ManyDogs
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Registered: 2012-01-15
Posts: 1,990

Re: (Solved) Xfce desktop not loading

[disclaimer] I do not use Xfce, but I know several people who do and have reported similar problems [/disclaimer]

Can you log in at another console (ctrl-alt-f2)? If you can, try deleting these two folders entirely:

~/.cache/sessions/
~/.config/xfce4/

and then reboot. If that does not help, try reinstalling Xfce.

There is more information in the wiki here.

Last edited by 2ManyDogs (2012-06-18 00:54:08)

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#3 2012-06-18 07:19:23

testdude281
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From: Vizag, India
Registered: 2011-03-04
Posts: 75

Re: (Solved) Xfce desktop not loading

Thanks 2Many, that worked. had to redo all customisations but i got my desktop back.

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#4 2012-06-18 07:33:48

Gcool
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Registered: 2011-08-16
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Re: (Solved) Xfce desktop not loading

If your issue is completely resolved now, don't forget to mark your thread as [SOLVED].


Burninate!

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#5 2017-05-30 09:22:04

Modanung
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Re: (Solved) Xfce desktop not loading

Only removing ~/.cache/sessions/ did the trick for me (on Linux Mint).  Keeping all settings.

#6 2017-05-30 21:41:04

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Re: (Solved) Xfce desktop not loading

Please don't necrobump old topics, especially when they're marked as solved, and extra-especially when you're not even using Arch..

Closing.


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