Xfce Version: 4.4
Your Distribution and Version: Ubuntu 10.04 (Alpha3)
After an update to Ubuntu 10.04, I _WAS_ able to start xfce, however, after a bit I was unable to. Everytime I start either XFCE Session or Xubuntu, the screen goes black for about 3-4 seconds, and goes straight back to GDM.
Whilst in Ubuntu, the command "startxfce" runs XFCE along with GNOME (It's rather interesting I'll admit).
Whilst in Xterm, the same occurs.
I deleted the xfce folder in .config in hopes to reset the lot, however nothing has come of it. I also tried to remove, and re-install the xubuntu-desktop package, but only about 4 packages totaling 40KB were removed.
You can rename/remove your Sessions files in ~/.cache/sessions/ and see if that helps, or just try startxfce4 as a fresh user.
I 'rm -r sessions/' and that did not work.
How do I start as a fresh user?
With adduser, or useradd, or whatever it's called in your system.
I made a new user, and it worked just fine.
How can I "start anew" with my current user? (My main profile)
Thats good, so its just a config issue. There are Xfce related files in ~/.config/ and ~/.cache/. There might be other application configs stored in those directories, so look inside each one before blasting them.