Re: System locks
On 02/04/2012 10:35 PM, lina wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 1:42 AM, Gilbert Sullivan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Hi, Lina.
>> Xfce occasionally corrupts its settings for an individual user. I and
>> others have found that this is more likely to happen immediately after
>> applying updates, of which there have been quite a few for Xfce recently.
> Hi Gilbert,
>> I believe that the corruption occurs because most frequently because
>> Xfce is placed in some intermediate state by the upgrades that have just
>> been applied, and the user logs out or reboots with the "Save session
>> for future logins" checkbox enabled. So, the corrupted session gets saved.
> You are right. Before I was surprised why everytime I reboot it showed
> me the old terminal, not like restart, more like wake up from
> later I figured it out.
>> Here's a brief procedure that was suggested to me by a member of the
>> Xfce community. It always works for me when this happens:
>> 1. Reboot in recovery mode. (Hit <esc> key during grub splash, and
>> select recovery mode.)
> I entered from kernel (recover mode)
>> 2. Log in to the recovery console with the root password.
>> 3. Use su to change to the affected user id in the console. (su lina, in
>> this case)
>> 4. From the command line delete $HOME/.cache/sessions/xfce4-session-*
>> where * will be the machine id:display number. (probably
> I removed all inside the session part.
>> 5. Reboot and bring up the system in the usual manner.
> It works.
>> The above procedure can clear corruptions in the session settings
>> without removing most (any?) of your personally configured settings for
>> panels, desktop, etc. At worst it can do no harm. Xfce is capable or
>> re-creating the file you're deleting. I've never had to redo basic
>> configurations for the desktop after using the procedure.
>> I hope that information is useful. If not, then it at least should not
>> cause you any further troubles.
> Thanks, it's very helpful.
That's good news. I'm glad the procedure worked for you.