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Old 10-14-2004, 10:21 AM   #1
Little Dump
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Erased my .xsession file


I accidently overwrote my .xsession file in my ~/ directory while I was using cftp.

It was completely my fault.

However, I dont have a backup (that I know of unless one was made). I had never edited it before, so it was the same as when I installed linux.

I am running Debian 3.1, is it likely that there was nothing in there? What should I do?
 
Old 10-14-2004, 10:31 AM   #2
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I would do:

1) create new user
2) become root user
3) cp new user's .xsession to your home dir
4) chown it to yourself (not root!)
5) delete new user

Have fun!

Samsara
 
Old 10-14-2004, 10:48 AM   #3
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If you didn't edit it you can use the default version, which your x uses now anyway. It's /etc/X11/Xsession. Just type in the command line:

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cp /etc/X11/Xsession ~/.xsession
 
Old 10-15-2004, 12:14 AM   #4
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strange

if i copy that file over, X fails to load.

If I have no .xsession, X runs fine.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 08:30 AM   #5
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Now I look at it I don't have that file either. And if you save it as .Xsession (note the capital) I have it like that.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 12:49 AM   #6
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Cool Remove the ~/.Xsession file

I also faced the same problem. I modified the ~/.Xsession file and then it failed to load.

One of the solutions to this problem is to remove the Xsession file from your ~/ directory. Remove the temporary files of the Xsession file(like Xsession~) to keep things tidy.

Then logout and try to login again.

Cheers.
/thilina
 
  


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