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Quit Fails due to no Session Manager running

Postby skicrazer on Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:18 pm

I am currently unable to Quit, but get the following error message instead:

Unable to quit session.

Quitting the session requires that Xfce's session manager (xfce4-session) is running, but it was not detected. Please quit Xfce via another means.

I recently installed a bunch of packages with Package Manager, so I'm suspicious that that is the issue, but unsure of how it happened.

I'm currently just powering off the box until I can fix this.

Thanks
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Re: Quit Fails due to no Session Manager running

Postby richyrich on Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:34 pm

Hang on . . . my spidey sense is tingling . . Image . . reboot . . Image

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Re: Quit Fails due to no Session Manager running

Postby skicrazer on Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:44 pm

???

I've rebooted more than once, via the power button. Same error message. Can you tell me how to reboot using the terminal?
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Re: Quit Fails due to no Session Manager running

Postby kjdixo on Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:26 am

skicrazer

Open a terminal window and type sudo su to become root.
Type in your password.
Type reboot.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Quit Fails due to no Session Manager running

Postby skicrazer on Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:57 am

Excellent! Thanks for the terminal command help. I'm a newbie, so am unfamiliar with most terminal commands.

Would that actually cause the session manager to run the next time? (wondering how the boot-up procedure would be different than from a hard boot) BUT, no worries anyway. I went into Package Manager and found that xfce4-session wasn't installed, so I installed it again, and things seem to be back to normal.

Thanks!
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