Linux Mint 7 XFCE CE
The symptom: when logging in the desktop (background & icons) never appears, but everything else does. I tracked down an error message in .xsession-errors.
Sorry, this is going to be a bit imprecise because I'm going from memory.
Relevant lines from /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc:
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36: source $SOMETHING
The "source" fails with command not found because it is not a /bin/sh built-in like it is for /bin/bash. "." would be the traditional bourne shell command for including other scripts. Or change the shell to bash. (Or "alias source=.".)
If someone could point to earlier reports of this bug I might be able to improve my search skill.