Status of Xorg 7.5 and xfce4?

Ondrej Majerech oxyd.oxyd at
Wed May 5 14:21:16 UTC 2010

Richard Kuhns wrote:
> Greetings,
> I've just updated the first of 3 machines running FreeBSD 8.0 as of a week or so
> ago, and after the update I couldn't start my desktop. Googling revealed that
> it's a known problem, but the only solution I could find was to delete
> xfce4-session. While doing so allows me to use my desktop again, it's obviously
> not the best answer.
> Has there been any progress on fixing this problem? I don't want to update the
> other machines until it's resolved.
> I'll be happy to help with any testing and/or supplying more details about my
> setup. At this moment, though, there's nothing to add that isn't already in the
> mailing list archives.
> Thanks!

I didn't experience any problems with Xorg 7.5 and Xfce4 on 8.0-STABLE.

Try renaming your ~/.config/xfce4 and ~/.config/xfce4-session to 
something else and see if that allows you to use your desktop again. 
I've also seen a case where the culprit was /etc/X11/xorg.conf -- if you 
have autogenerated xorg.conf, try generating it again, or try removing 
stuff from it until it starts working. (If it does start working, of 

~ Ondra

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