XFCE Desktop as normal user

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XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby windcheetah » Thu May 03, 2012 15:53

Hi can any please help me to use the XFCE interface as a normal user?? I can use it when I log in as root, so it is installed and working for root, but not available to normal users.

When I try and log in as a normal user, I just end up back at the login screen, no error is generated.

Thanks loads
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Re: XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby wolfden » Fri May 04, 2012 6:10

gonna have to check the log files, without information, tough to say.

what iso did you install? how did you install xfce desktop? all that stuff is important too
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Re: XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby Jomiel » Fri May 04, 2012 13:09

Hi there,
have you tried to change the session from standard to xfce? That solved it for me.

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Re: XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby joe74 » Fri May 04, 2012 19:33

It happened to me when I installed XFCE and kept my config files in my /home. The "default session" looked for the KDE session and when not found sent me back to login screen. Changing the session at login screen would help.
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Re: XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby Jomiel » Sat May 05, 2012 11:58

Thanks for that information. I have used OpenSUSE with KDE before i migrated to Sabayon. If you can tell me how I correct the session, that would be awesome (maybe I try to figure out myself).

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Re: XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby windcheetah » Sat May 05, 2012 22:49

Thanks for your thoughts.

Just to let you know, the installation came from the DVD on the front of 'Linux User & Developer' issue 111.

I have not left the desktop as default, as I had no idea what that was, but I am now downloading Sabayon 8 from the web site with the XFCE interface.

I hope that this will give me the XFCE desktop as root and as a normal user only.

I'll let you know!!!!

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Re: XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby windcheetah » Sun May 06, 2012 13:18

Hi, no real change in the situation with the new installation.

I downloads the 32 bit version with the XFCE interface.

I've installed the logfile collector programme, but as I don't know much about linux, which log files would be of most use, or do you need all of them???
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Re: XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby Jomiel » Sun May 06, 2012 14:34

Are you sure that you formated the home-partition?
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Re: XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby windcheetah » Sun May 06, 2012 15:56

No, as it has all the stuff I needed to keep.

/ was formated, where I put the OS
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Re: XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby Jomiel » Sun May 06, 2012 20:16

Have you tried to change the Session from Default to Xfce in your login shell?
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