xfce desktop crashed on fedora 22 how to solve?

asked 2015-06-17 16:21:18 -0500

Cseszo gravatar image

updated 2015-06-17 18:03:55 -0500

My desktop crashed and does not start I use fedora 22 and xfce i tried to restart xfdesktop but it doesn't seem to work. Also tried to reinstall xfdesktop and that doesn't work either. There no error message just my desktop does not appear with the wallpaper the icons are gone as well as close minimize and full size options of all opened application.

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Welcome to ask.fedora. Why do you think that xfdesktop is the culprit? Were there any relevant error messages? If so, please edit your question to add them, instead of putting them in an answer as you're only allowed to give one answer per question. (The more details you give, the better the chance that somebody will be able to help you.)

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-06-17 17:04:47 -0500 )edit

maybe gdm is broken, read here.

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2015-06-17 18:09:37 -0500 )edit

Did you add Xfce to a working installation with Gnome or did you install the Xfce Spin? In the former case, you're probably still using gdm, which is part of Gnome; in the latter case, you're probably using lightdm. You can tell by running this command in a terminal, or from a CLI: whereis gdm

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-06-17 20:14:20 -0500 )edit

Originally i installed xfce spin but that was fedora 20 so it's lightdm

Cseszo gravatar imageCseszo ( 2015-06-18 08:48:13 -0500 )edit

Good. If you're not using Gnome, you shouldn't be using gdm, either, so it's not an issue. Have you tried changing to a text console and examining ~/.xsession-errors?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-06-18 13:23:51 -0500 )edit