I'm having a problem logging into xfce under Arch Linux.
After logging in (with Slim like I usually do), I get this error message:
Unable to load a failsafe session 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.
Fixes that did NOT work:
I found these fixes on Google, but none of them worked for me.
1. Make sure
$XDG_CONFIG_DIRS is set correctly:
2. Make sure everything in my home directory has correct permissions:
sudo chown -R $USER $HOME
3. Change permissions of
(I later realized that this must be an old fix because Arch recommends 755 permissions for
/etc/xdg, NOT 644)
sudo chmod 644 /etc/xdg
4. Try to start an xfce session manually:
(because this did not work, I know that the problem is with xfce and not SLIM)
5. Total reinstall of all xfce apps:
yaourt -Sa $(yaourt -Qsq xfce)
6. Remove xfce config and then reinstall everything (in order to make sure that xfce settings are reset to default)
mv ~/.config/xfce ~/.config/xfce.bak yaourt -Sa $(yaourt -Qsq xfce)
7. Deleting session cache:
rm -r ~/.cache/sessions/
I'd list the output of
yaourt -Qsq xfce if I could, but I'd need to login to my computer in order to copy and paste it.