[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#638875: Bug#638875: login with default session results in black (console) screen

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon Aug 22 16:46:29 UTC 2011

On lun., 2011-08-22 at 12:29 -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> If I leave the selector at the default session and log in, lightdm seems
> to just exit X entirely, leaving me at a black console screen with a
> cursor. According to ps, lightdm is running, but has no children; no X
> server is running.

Can you confirm the default session is XClient, and can you look
in /var/log/lightdm.log and report any issue there (maybe attach the
log, check nothing private is present before).
> If I select xfce session, it logs me in ok.
> joey at gnu:~>sudo update-alternatives --config x-session-manager
> There are 6 choices for the alternative x-session-manager (providing /usr/bin/x-session-manager).
>   Selection    Path                      Priority   Status
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>   0            /usr/bin/gnome-session     50        auto mode
>   1            /usr/bin/gnome-session     50        manual mode
>   2            /usr/bin/lxsession         49        manual mode
>   3            /usr/bin/openbox-session   40        manual mode
>   4            /usr/bin/startlxde         50        manual mode
>   5            /usr/bin/startxfce4        50        manual mode
> * 6            /usr/bin/xfce4-session     40        manual mode 

If you use the 5 one, does it give something?

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