Definite's Extractor

My findings on Life, Linux, Open Source, and so on.

/etc/gdm/Xsession (Ubuntu)

My gnome-session stoped working after

  1. /etc/profile was modified.
  2. SCIM was uninstalled.
  3. GCIN was installed.

Precisely, the /etc/gdm/Xseesion default failed. I have no idea which of these lead to that problem. The error message in .xsession-error was very simple:

/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup… /etc/gdm/Xsession: Executing default failed, will try to run x-terminal-emulator

After some intensive tracing, the problem appeared to be resulted from the fail to execute the line

. $SESSIONFILE The solution? Change the first line, from




And that’s it.


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