[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#499265: Bug#499265: xfce4-session: Unable to quit session

Mathias Brodala info at noctus.net
Wed Sep 17 12:41:38 UTC 2008

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Yves-Alexis Perez, 17.09.2008 14:29:
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 12:47:53PM +0200, Mathias Brodala wrote:
>> After a fresh login, I am always able to call the xfsm-shutdown-helper
>> and get the logout/shutdown dialog. However, after a while, I cannot
>> anymore and get the following error instead:
>>> Unable to quit session.
>>> Quitting the session requires that Xfce's session manager
>>> (xfce4-session) is running, but it was not detected.  Please quit Xfce
>>> via another means.
> And is xfce4-session correctly running (i'd assume so, but…)

Yes, it is:

> $ ps aux | grep xfce4-session
> ashura    5357  0.0  0.5  41372 11000 ?        S    Sep15   0:17 /usr/bin/xfce4-session

>> I am included in /etc/sudoers like this:
>>> ashura  ALL=NOPASSWD:/usr/sbin/xfsm-shutdown-helper
>> Seems like a dbus issue to me but I have no idea how to debug this.
> xfce4-session doesn't communicate using dbus, so I don't think so.
> Can you try with a fresh user with clean config and report back?

Like I said, this issue randomly occurs after a while but I did create a
new user and logged in. I might have to wait a while but will let you
know as soon as the issue appears again.

Regards, Mathias

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