Does not end session if `x11-xserver-utils` not installed

Bug #1660963 reported by Shahar Or on 2017-02-01
This bug affects 1 person
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xfce4-session (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Well, I choose log out and it does not happen. When next I try to just click on the "Action Button" to get the actions menu, I get this Error popup:

> Failed to run action "Log Out..."
> Session manager must be in idle state when requesting a shutdown

Seems similar symptom to bug #978333, but probably not the same bug, because it was fixed.

How can I help further? Is there any log I can attach?

Note that this is not a default xubuntu installation. Also, I don't even have xubuntu-core installed. I've hand-picked all of the packages. It would not be the first bug to have been exposed by lack of expected (yet undeclared) dependency.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
Package: xfce4-session 4.12.1-3ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-32.34-generic 4.8.11
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-32-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.4-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Wed Feb 1 14:48:09 2017
SourcePackage: xfce4-session
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to zesty on 2017-01-24 (7 days ago)

Shahar Or (mightyiam) wrote :
Shahar Or (mightyiam) wrote :

I've discovered that installing the package `x11-xserver-utils` solves this.

So, my trouble is both a general one and a specific one.

The general trouble is that there is no generic description of a recommended or suggested dependency, so I often find myself guessing about that. And if something doesn't work, I go see which recommended/suggested package I did not install.

And the specific issue is whether this can be made more clear. Perhaps this should be a normal dependency?

The package maintainer should be able to answer at least the latter.

summary: - Does not end session
+ Does not end session if `x11-xserver-utils` not installed
dino99 (9d9) wrote :
Changed in xfce4-session (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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