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Old 02-17-2010, 11:30 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Xubuntu/xfce4 infinite login problem: simple workaround

xfce4 infinite login problem..

On startup, Xubuntu can get stuck asking you to login repeatedly. A simple problem with serious consequences.

Here's the fix:

At the Xubuntu login password entry screen you have an option (down below on the panel) to either login for an xfce session, or a terminal session.

Select terminal session, enter your password and a terminal window will open. Now type


and hit return.. xfce starts and you are in your desktop environment.

This is a workaround rather than a fix, but it is simple and it works.



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