[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#830522: xfce4-session: re-login fails with dbus connection error

Ben Caradoc-Davies ben at transient.nz
Fri Jul 8 21:33:21 UTC 2016

Package: xfce4-session
Version: 4.12.1-4
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

xfce4 login via lightdm succeeds, but after logout, logging in again fails with
first this dialog:

"Unable to contact settings server. Failed to connect socket /tmp/dbus-
XXXXXXXXXX: connection refused."

and after pressing OK, the second dialog.

"Unable to load a failsafe session. Unable to determine failsafe session name.
Possible causes: xfconfd isn't running (D-Bus setup problem); environment
variable $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS is set incorrectly (must include "/etc"), or xfce-
session is installed incorrectly."

Repeatable every time. Problem persists over reboots. Workaround is to shutdown
and restart. Using the default XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=/etc/xdg

I suspect recent dbus upgrades.

Kind regards,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.6.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages xfce4-session depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0            2.20.0-1
ii  libc6                  2.23-1
ii  libcairo2              1.14.6-1+b1
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.10.8-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.106-1
ii  libfontconfig1         2.11.0-6.4
ii  libfreetype6           2.6.3-3+b1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0     2.34.0-1
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.48.1-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.24.30-2
ii  libice6                2:1.0.9-1+b1
ii  libpango-1.0-0         1.40.1-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0    1.40.1-1
ii  libpangoft2-1.0-0      1.40.1-1
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0  0.105-15
ii  libsm6                 2:1.2.2-1+b1
ii  libwnck22              2.30.7-5
ii  libx11-6               2:1.6.3-1
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0         4.12.1-2
ii  libxfce4util7          4.12.1-2
ii  libxfconf-0-2          4.12.0-2+b1
ii  xfce4-settings         4.12.0-3
ii  xfconf                 4.12.0-2+b1

Versions of packages xfce4-session recommends:
ii  dbus-x11           1.10.8-1
ii  libpam-systemd     230-7
ii  light-locker       1.7.0-3
ii  systemd-sysv       230-7
ii  upower             0.99.4-3
ii  x11-xserver-utils  7.7+7
ii  xfdesktop4         4.12.3-2
ii  xfwm4              4.12.3-2

Versions of packages xfce4-session suggests:
pn  fortunes-mod  <none>
ii  pm-utils      1.4.1-16
ii  sudo          1.8.17p1-2

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