[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#686565: Bug#686565: xfce4-session: xfce4-session doesn't start window manager

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon Sep 3 20:51:57 UTC 2012

Control: forwarded -1 https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5379

On lun., 2012-09-03 at 12:12 +0200, chrysn wrote:
> Package: xfce4-session
> Version: 4.8.3-2+b1
> Severity: normal
> when an xfce4 session is "saved for future logins" and that session
> doesn't contain a window manager, the user is presented with a
> windowmanager-less environment at the next login, from which he might
> not be able to recover without deeper knowledge of the system.
> said behavior occurred on a freshly installed debian wheezy system under
> normal usage conditions, and could not be reproduced so far. nevertheless,
> xfce4-session should be clever enough to detect that an essential part of the
> session (xfwm4) is missing, and start a window manager.
> as a workaround, i had to remove the xfce4 session from
> ~/.cache/sessions/, thus losing the list of running applications.
Yes, this is https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5379 which I'll
try to fix as soon as a backport is available (I'm not sure I'll have
time to make the backport myself).

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