When I try to start xfce4-session the x-server starts and the "mouse" splash image briefly appears followed by the x-server stopping and the system reverting back to text mode. Originally I had a full graphical login using KDM. For some reason (which I now know was an upgrade of the QT shared libray) KDM stopped working and threw me back to text mode at boot up. I could then start the graphical desktop with "startxfce4". This eventually stopped working (giving the symptoms above) but I could still get xfce working with "startx" without system shutdown capability due to xfce4-session not running. I've done a lot of experimentation over the last few days and the problem definitely seems to be xfce4-session. At present I have the following in my ~/.xintrc:
After text mode login I run xinit which runs the above script. Everything works fine but as expected with no ability to shut down the system from the desktop. I have version 4.4.0 of xfce installed running on VL5.8 standard.
Has anyone experienced this problem or can give some advice?