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#1 2023-09-16 18:48:28

Registered: 2023-09-16
Posts: 1

Xfce and RHEL 9 + stig

I'm trying to set up a kickstart for RHEL 9 laptops for my team. I've got everything set up and working for everything except for Xfce. When I try to log in using "Xfce session," I get a dialog box that says:

Unable to determine failsafe session name. Possible causes: xconfd isn't running (D-Bus
setup problem); environment variable $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS is set incorrectly, (must include "/
etc), or xfce4-session is installed incorrectly.


I see dbus running:

[root@host142 ~]# ps ax | grep dbus
   1491 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-broker-launch --scope system --audit
   1522 ?        S      0:00 dbus-broker --log 4 --controller 9 --machine-id 4c58eb7aad52455482a4b3e5356fd3a6 --max-bytes 536870912 --max-fds 4096 --max-matches 131072 --audit
  34880 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-broker-launch --scope user
  34883 ?        S      0:00 dbus-broker --log 4 --controller 10 --machine-id 4c58eb7aad52455482a4b3e5356fd3a6 --max-bytes 100000000000000 --max-fds 25000000000000 --max-matches 5000000000
  34960 ?        S      0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-broker-launch --config-file=/usr/share/defaults/at-spi2/accessibility.conf --scope user
  34961 ?        S      0:00 dbus-broker --log 4 --controller 9 --machine-id 4c58eb7aad52455482a4b3e5356fd3a6 --max-bytes 100000000000000 --max-fds 6400000 --max-matches 5000000000

The only mention of XDG_CONFIG_DIRS I see is in /etc/xdg/user-dirs.conf, but it's not set for my user as far as I can tell. I tried to manually set those environment variables via ~/.bashrc based on what I got from a non-stig machine, but it didn't help.

I see that xfconf-4.18.1-1.el9.x86_64 is installed, and I see /usr/lib64/xfce4/xfconf/xfconfd but it's not in the process list. I also don't see it running on a non-stig machine.

Any pointers? Clearly, I'm missing something, but I don't know what.


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