[xubuntu-users] xfce-session problem: can't logout, shutdown, reboot or open terminal

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Sun Aug 11 21:44:08 UTC 2013

On 12/08/13 00:33, TOM TOM wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I'd really appreciate your help and insight on this problem:
> I'm running xubuntu 12.04 with xfce 4.10 updated from the xubuntu 
> developers' ppa
> and the gala window manager.
> Sometimes*** it's impossible to logout, reboot, shutdown or open a 
> terminal.
> This happens after the session manager fails to save the state of a 
> running application.
> (I don't want the session to be saved, the option in xfce settings is 
> unchecked, but it still happens )
> I think it's related to this issue: 
> http://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=8082
> and this bug report: 
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xfce4-session/+bug/1013548
> ***when issuing a reboot while alarm-clock and other apps are running,
>      I get a message that the application's state couldn't be saved - 
> and no reboot.
>     Rerying to reboot/shutdown/logout results in:
> "Failed to log out. Session manager must be in idle state when 
> requesting a shutdown."

The setup you're describing isn't supported. Please check if the bug 
appears without the PPA and Gala. If it does, feel free to post again to 
the list.


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