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Postby equivocal » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:58 am

I'm sure this is known because it's so obvious, but I searched and didn't find any mention...

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.


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Re: /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc

Postby lagagnon » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:37 am

It would be easier to help you with all the code. Highlight all the code with your mouse, open a response box in this thread and then paste the code in with a middle mouse click.

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