Sunday, April 26, 2009

no exec line in the session file: xfce4

After upgrading an Xubuntu 8.10 system to 9.04 xfce may no longer start properly. If you get the message:
no exec line in the session file: xfce4

In the failsafe terminal, type nano .dmrc
Change Session=xfce4 to Session=xfce

Restart the machine and xfce should start properly. To restart X without restarting the whole system, do sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop. Switch to another terminal by doing alt+F2, login and then do sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start.


Douglas said...

I have done this, but still have the problem. I have also tried the launchpad solutions to no avail.

Mondo said...

Hi Douglas. Sorry this didn't work for you. Please let me know if you find a solution.

BassKozz said...

Worked for me, Thanks Mondo