When you log out, does it take "forever" for Xfce to shut down (and go to run level 3, where you use startx
or even to a GUI log in)? For some reason, Xfce looses it's mind and does crazy things every now and again (and I don't know whey and I'm not sure than anybody actually does know).
What I've learned to do is
if I've had Xfce running for a few days (or maybe even for a couple of weeks); I don't log out very often (naughty me, but it's my home system) and have experienced weird problems with Xrfce -- like on restart the cursor disappears altogether or it turns into the standard X cursor or some other nonsense. Blowing away the ~/.cache
directory (it's automatically recreated) seems to put a stop to that sort of thing.
Might be worth a shot.
Hope this helps some.