Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 704403
lxsession does not start openbox-lxde
Last modified: 2011-05-16 13:12:41 EDT
Description of problem:
At some point lxsession stopped starting openbox-lxde which caused windows to loose their decorators.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time I login
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login from GDM
openbox-lxde is not started
A bit of googling let me to the directory:
which contained two files: "config" and "desktop.conf"
The contents of "config" was an exact match (diff) to:
so as the existing desktop.conf was not empty I added the contents of config to desktop.conf and once again openbox-lxde was started on login.
Is there a problem with the program or script that creates the per user desktop.conf that copies from /etc to config instead of desktop.conf?
The program that changes desktop.conf is either lxappearance (for the [GTK] section) or lxinput (for [Mouse] and [Keyboard]. The problem you are seeing was probably caused by lxinput-0.1.1-3.fc14. I had to add a patch until the issues were solved properly in 0.3.0 by upstream.
LXDE lacks a proper release management: Dependent updates are not made at the same time and some components are not released but only updated in GIT. Things like your problem are the consequence.
Meanwhile the issue is fixed. If you still experience it with a new user account or after deleting ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE, please reopen this bug and tell me when versions of lxappearance, lxinput, lxde-common and pcmanfm you have installed.