My installation of VL 5.9 Standard boots fine into xfce as root, but if I try to do this as an ordinary user, I get the screen, icons, and cursor, but no menu bar athe bottom of the screen! If I then do CTRL-ALT-DEL, I immediately get a screensaver, then if I move the mouse or hit a button I get a 'The system is locked' dialog with ordinary prompting for a password. If I enter the appropriate password, I just get back to the screen with no menu bar. very strange!
Any ideas what is going on?