XFCE session login misbehaving


I have an issue with XFCE since the last update where it fails to log me in to my regular desktop, with the correct wallpaper and notes applet.

On shutdown or restart XFCE creates some thumbnail and .state files in ~/.cache/sessions and deleting those files fixes the issues on the next reboot until I shutdown or reboot again.

  Kernel: 5.13.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.13-x86_64 
  root=UUID=c8ad314d-76fb-4e23-92fa-92b4efc974fe rw 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.29 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm 4.16.1 vt: 7 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 

Any ideas what’s causing this? Seems like removing xfce4-session probably isn’t the way to go.


Did you try to go in xfce4-session-settings, General tab and deselect Automatically save session on logout?

Yes of course, it is unticked. It’s not actually saving a previous session, it’s logging me in to a session I’ve not used - with a different wallpaper etc.

Are there any sessions in the ‘Saved Sessions’ tab?