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Xfce 4 Desktop Error xfconfd isn’t running

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When login to Xfce Desktop, i get following error

Unable to determine failsafe session name. Possible causes: xfconfd isn’t running (D-Bus setup problem); environment variable $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS is set incorrectly (must include “/etc”), or xfce4-session is installed incorrectly.

This is due to corrupt ~/.config or ~/.cache folders. To fix, access terminal by pressing


Now login as the user with problem. Rename the two folders.

mv ~/.config ~/.config-old
mv ~/.cache ~/.cache-old

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