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Old 05-02-2021, 04:29 AM   #1
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XFCE issue: start without window manager


I upgraded a lot yesterday (BIOS, kernel, -current) and booted into the -current installation afterwards. I logged out and rebooted to do something hardware-related.

This morning (fresh boot and logging in from sddm) I find previous sessions opening without a window manager.

I should add that switching to text consoles from Xorg has been broken for me for a long time.

Eventually I managed to bring up a Dolphin by pressing Super-E (Super-R didn't work) and manually start /usr/bin/xfwm4. So I'm back in action. But when starting a session from sddm the same thing happens.

Can anyone give me a hint what might be going on, or how to troubleshoot it? Thanks.
Old 05-02-2021, 06:56 AM   #2
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Commenting myself: after deleting ~/.cache/sessions the login works again, including starting the WM. Of course I was greeted with an empty desktop, but hey. No idea what went south over night. Maybe bitrot.


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