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#1 2011-03-20 14:36:49

benke
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Registered: 2011-02-14
Posts: 6

[SOLVED] Lost windows manager

After today reboot I somehow left without window manager. I see windows but they don't have titlebar and borders. I can start Terminal but I can't type anything. Also, pager disappeared. It's kinda like described here: http://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=5455. If I go Settings -> Window Manager, nothing happens but in slim.log I can see "These settings cannot work with your current window manager (unknown)".

I am using latest Arch Linux and XFCE 4.8.0. I use Slim to login and in ~/.xinitrc have line

exec ck-launch-session startxfce4

It worked for few past months without problems.

Last edited by benke (2011-03-21 10:10:52)

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#2 2011-03-20 15:57:45

SantaFe
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From: Freightyard.
Registered: 2010-09-06
Posts: 69

Re: [SOLVED] Lost windows manager

Weird.  I had something like that happen to me once, same symptoms after I had edited my .gtkrc-2.0 file in the home directory  and rebooted.  Perhaps something grunged that file for some reason.

Have you checked to see if your .gtkrc-2.0 file is correct, if you have one?  Maybe rename it & reboot to see if it comes back. 

Like I said, not sure if it IS the same thing or not, but it seemed to work for me.

Last edited by SantaFe (2011-03-20 15:58:34)


I use Xfce.  Don't you wish Everyone did? big_smile

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#3 2011-03-21 09:55:12

benke
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Registered: 2011-02-14
Posts: 6

Re: [SOLVED] Lost windows manager

It didn't helped. I even moved out ~/.config/xfce4 directory and reinstalled package but no improvements.

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#4 2011-03-21 10:05:43

benke
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Registered: 2011-02-14
Posts: 6

Re: [SOLVED] Lost windows manager

It's related to this bug:

http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7324

and is described here:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=114235

I deleted ~/.cache/sessions and all works now.

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#5 2011-03-21 13:24:56

SantaFe
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From: Freightyard.
Registered: 2010-09-06
Posts: 69

Re: [SOLVED] Lost windows manager

Sorry that what I posted didn't work for you, but glad you fixed it though.  Gotta remember that trick.  wink

Last edited by SantaFe (2011-03-21 13:25:49)


I use Xfce.  Don't you wish Everyone did? big_smile

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#6 2011-08-04 18:56:43

muemarco
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Registered: 2011-08-04
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Re: [SOLVED] Lost windows manager

I had the same problem and deleting ~/.cache/sessions solved it all. Thanks benke

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#7 2011-08-05 03:01:03

s0ulslack
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From: Idaho
Registered: 2005-12-25
Posts: 291

Re: [SOLVED] Lost windows manager

Just a note, you don't need to delete your Sessions.  That makes for a huge pain in the butt for some, just restart xfwm4 (press ALT+F2, enter xfwm4 and click Ok) and save your Session on logout.

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#8 2012-09-12 21:27:24

Alp
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Registered: 2012-09-10
Posts: 7

Re: [SOLVED] Lost windows manager

Thank you, deleting my session cache solved the problem.

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