Xubuntu-session not possible after trying Xfce-session

Bug #883249 reported by schiemanski on 2011-10-28
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After trying the Xfce-session, the Xubuntu-session won't come up. I can select Xubuntu-session, but after login it is still the Xfce-session. This remains after several reboots.
I solved it for me to go to TTY with Ctrl+Alt+F1, and renamed .config/xfce4 in .config/xfce4.old and after reboot
everything Xfce was back to Xubuntu 11.10 defaults

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: lightdm 1.0.1-0ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Oct 28 21:36:58 2011
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: lightdm
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Switch to a TTY, using Ctrl+Alt+F2
Login using username and password
type in the TTY:
    rm ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml
    hit enter
type in the TTY:
    rm -r ~/.cache/sessions
    hit enter

The next command restarts the computer. We do not want to go back to the desktop, or you will need to do this process again.

now type:
    sudo shutdown -r now
    hit enter

This is going to resart your computer and reset the sessions so you can choose "Xubuntu" at login.

schiemanski (schiemanski) wrote :
affects: lightdm (Ubuntu) → xfce4-session (Ubuntu)
Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in xfce4-session (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
description: updated
affects: xfce4-session (Ubuntu) → xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Low
Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

They are the same sessions, except the default settings. The first time you start a session, default settings are applied, which means that if you want to switch between the two sessions and see some differences, you have to reset your settings...

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Opinion
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