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    Default XFCE exo problem

    Hi
    I am unable to use XFCE Desktop as a user because a child process exo in /usr/lib/xfce4 is not able to run.
    I am able to use XFCE as root.
    I could run KDE Desktop alone. No other DE is functional.

    I also get DRM cpt error while leaving the session

    Yours
    VN

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    Default Re: XFCE exo problem

    Never run a GUi as root you can damage ownership of files in your home

    Since this appears to be an ownership problem I suggest you check all the config files for the effected GUIs in your home to be sure that none are owned by root

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    Default Re: XFCE exo problem

    Hi
    Thanks.

    Could you tell me how to check the permissions.

    Yours
    VN

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    Default Re: XFCE exo problem

    Quote Originally Posted by NRD80V View Post
    Hi
    I am unable to use XFCE Desktop as a user because a child process exo in /usr/lib/xfce4 is not able to run.
    I am able to use XFCE as root.
    I could run KDE Desktop alone. No other DE is functional.

    I also get DRM cpt error while leaving the session

    Yours
    VN
    If you see an error, you should post the error verbatim.

    TSU

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    Default Re: XFCE exo problem

    Failed to launch preferred application for category "TerminalEmulator".
    Failed to execute child process "/usr/lib/xfce4/exo-1/exo-helper-1" (Permission denied).

    The above is the error

    The situation is There is no panel for XFCE, no application works and I get the same error message

    Attempts:
    a) Changed Ownership of home folder:
    chown -hvR user /home/user

    b) created new user and attempted:
    Error is regarding dbus not running and I am unable to copy paste the verbatim error

    Yours
    VN

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    Default Re: XFCE exo problem

    Hi
    If I create a new user, the exact error message is as below:

    Unable to load a failsafe session

    Unable to determine failsafe session name.
    Possible causes :
    xconfd isn't running (D-Bus setup Problem);
    environment variable $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS is set incorrectly (must include "/etc"; or
    xfce4-session is installed incorrectly

    Actually before installation of xfdashboard, the XFCE was working well
    Now I have uninstalled xfdashboard and reinstalled xfce and still the situation continues

    Yours
    VN

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