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can't login to xfce session after log-out

asked 2019-04-05 03:21:05 -0500

skhds gravatar image

I'm hopping around different versions of desktops (GNOME, XFCE4, Cinnamon).

Each on it's own works fine, but when I log-out of XFCE4, log-in to Cinnamon, and back to XFCE4, it only redirects me back to the log-in screen.

This becomes solved when I restart my system, although just re-directing me to the log-in screen after log-out does not seem to be a correct behaviour (and inconvenient to some degree..).

I think it might be related to "save session for future logins" (I also have dconf -> GNOME save sessions on), but I'm not sure. By the way, even after restarting the system sessions does seem to be restored for XFCE (although not for other systems), is that supposed to work that way?

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Answere: they store similar files, but with incompatible content as it looks. You should stick to one desktop env.

rdtcustomercare gravatar imagerdtcustomercare ( 2019-04-05 06:51:39 -0500 )edit

Oh... thanks I'll keep that in mind

skhds gravatar imageskhds ( 2019-04-08 20:09:41 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-04-08 16:38:52 -0500

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You can disable Xfce's feature to save sessions from settings under 'Sessions and start applications' in 'General'. Disable 'Automatically save sessions'.

But I would also rather recommend to stick with one desktop environment.

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Oh, I'm actually fine with sessions being saved, I actually like it that way. I was just curious if that was the cause of the bug, although I'm too lazy to check it out. But yeah, I think I'll follow the advice to stick with one DE. Thanks for the answer

skhds gravatar imageskhds ( 2019-04-17 10:31:32 -0500 )edit

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