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#1 2020-09-13 23:15:32

pete123
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Registered: 2020-09-13
Posts: 3

Can't launch XfCE as an ordinary user

When I try to log in as non root, the screen goes  for some 2s and I end up back on the login screen.
Below is the content of .xsession-errors

Xsession: X session started for pete123 at Sun Sep 13 23:32:28 CEST 2020
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=unix:path=/run/user/1000/bus
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DISPLAY=:0
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XAUTHORITY=/home/pete123/.Xauthority
localuser:pete123 being added to access control list
No default user directories
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting QT_ACCESSIBILITY=1
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting QT_LINUX_ACCESSIBILITY_ALWAYS_ON=1
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting USER=pete123
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LANGUAGE=en_US:en
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_SESSION_TYPE=x11
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting HOME=/home/pete123
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DESKTOP_SESSION=lightdm-xsession
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_SEAT_PATH=/org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Seat0
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting QT_LINUX_ACCESSIBILITY_ALWAYS_ON=1
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=unix:path=/run/user/1000/bus
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LOGNAME=pete123
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting GDM_LANG=en_US.utf8
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_SESSION_PATH=/org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Session2
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=/run/user/1000
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting DISPLAY=:0
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting LANG=en_US.UTF-8
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP=lightdm-xsession
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XAUTHORITY=/home/pete123/.Xauthority
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_GREETER_DATA_DIR=/var/lib/lightdm/data/pete123
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting SHELL=/bin/bash
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting GDMSESSION=lightdm-xsession
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting QT_ACCESSIBILITY=1
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting GPG_AGENT_INFO=/run/user/1000/gnupg/S.gpg-agent:0:1
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting PWD=/home/pete123
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting XDG_DATA_DIRS=/usr/share/xfce4:/usr/local/share/:/usr/share/
/usr/bin/x-session-manager: X server already running on display :0
/bin/sh: 0: Can't open /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc

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#2 2020-09-13 23:25:02

MrEen
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Registered: 2019-04-19
Posts: 231

Re: Can't launch XfCE as an ordinary user

On Linux Mint, this is often caused by a full partition, so I'd check there first.

Some have also had success by deleting ~/.Xauthority and /.ICEauthority to remove corrupt authentication caches.

Hope that helps.

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#3 2020-09-13 23:55:14

pete123
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Registered: 2020-09-13
Posts: 3

Re: Can't launch XfCE as an ordinary user

MrEen wrote:

On Linux Mint, this is often caused by a full partition, so I'd check there first.

Some have also had success by deleting ~/.Xauthority and /.ICEauthority to remove corrupt authentication caches.

Hope that helps.

It shouldn't be the case, df -h shows below 30% usage for all volumes. Anyway it's Debian 9.

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#4 2020-09-14 00:00:41

MrEen
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Registered: 2019-04-19
Posts: 231

Re: Can't launch XfCE as an ordinary user

I'd also check for home directory ownership issues with this:

find $HOME ! -user $USER

If things are found, they can be fixed with this:

sudo chown -Rc $USER:$USER $HOME

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#5 2020-09-14 00:16:21

pete123
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Registered: 2020-09-13
Posts: 3

Re: Can't launch XfCE as an ordinary user

MrEen wrote:

I'd also check for home directory ownership issues with this:

find $HOME ! -user $USER

If things are found, they can be fixed with this:

sudo chown -Rc $USER:$USER $HOME

It gives empty result

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