oerwouter wrote:Ok thanks anyway for your help, maybe iĺl try reinstalling the menu.
Before reinstalling, with all due respect, i'd suggest to try out a few more items:
1) Create a logout-icon on your desktop: on the desktop, rightclick & "Create Launcher" with "xfce4-session-logout" in the launcher's command field. After clicking, allow the launcher to execute, then it should display XFCE's shutdown options. Make sure the "Save session ..." option is NOT checked.
2) Ensure XFCE's Whisker-menu is configured properly: rightclick on the menu icon > Properties > Commands-Tab, then make sure that the "Log Out" command is set to "xfce4-session-logout"; if not, i'd change it to the foregoing command.
3a) Ensure that my userID is properly configured for XFCE: open a terminal window, then type "xfce4-session-logout" which should display XFCE's shutdown options. Make sure the "Save session ..." option is NOT checked.
3b) Ensure that my userID is properly configured for Linux: open a terminal window, then type "sudo shutdown now" which should ask for the root password and then promptly go through the system-shutdown steps.
4) Ensure that my userID's session settings are ok: Menu > Settings > System > Session-and-Startup > General-Tab > Logout-Settings and see that the "Automatically save session on Logout" option is NOT checked.
Having had problems before after installing multiple desktops in Ubuntu 12.04 / 13.04, I have a hunch that your problems have to do with your having installed the Cinnamon Desktop on top of XFCE, and now you're stuck on a session-restore loop. Methinx that merely re-installing the whisker menu won't flush/reset the stored session data. Hope this helps.