trying out xfce 4.6 RC1?

Rene Ladan rene at
Thu Feb 5 01:14:26 PST 2009

2009/2/4 Oliver Lehmann <lehmann at>:
> Rene Ladan wrote:
>> I get an error when starting up xfce4. I think the problem is that
>> /usr/local/libexec/xfconfd is not run correctly.
> what is the errormessage you are getting?
I get a message box when starting XFCE4:

"Unable to load a failsafe session"

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

There is only one button on the dialog box, "Exit" (with the leave-door

dbus and hald are running, I did setenv XDG_CONFIG_DIRS /usr/local/etc
before running startxfce4.  xfce4-session is installed.  There are messages
that xfconfd exited with signal 11 in /var/log/messages.


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