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mate failure about only one user

Postby jet02 » 2017-03-31 08:08

Hello, the desktop "Mate" don't open correctly any more for my principal user.
This user can launch XFCE, but Mate is much more comfortable when it works!
Can you help me to found and repair the bad file in his home, to retrieve a smooth mate launching again.
Tower PC working with Debian8 Jessie.
Thank you from Paris.
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Re: mate failure about only one user

Postby debiman » 2017-03-31 14:36

thanks for telling us that you are using a tower pc in paris.
but we need lots of much more pertinent information to even attempt to give you some advice:

- how does it fail? exact commands, full output (log files) etc.
- how did you install mate?
- is your system up to date
and many more.
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Re: mate failure about only one user

Postby jet02 » 2017-03-31 17:32

Thank you for your answer!
I shall try to give you more details.
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Re: mate failure about only one user

Postby jet02 » 2017-03-31 18:39

LightDM greeter let me choose between Xfce or Mate, and for my personnal user no problem withe Xfce, but with Mate i get an useless screen. and no such problem for other users.
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Re: mate failure about only one user

Postby jet02 » 2017-03-31 18:51

How did i install Mate?
I used a Debian Jessie netinstall CD and i chosen "mate".

That was working perfectly days after days until this failure: all of a sudden when asked for "mate" and my user name the greeter tries to work, but i get a bad screen. No such logging problem for other user names.
Some people told me that i have to found a bad file in my home personal directory, but which one?
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Re: mate failure about only one user

Postby jet02 » 2017-03-31 19:00

is my system up to date? Yes!
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Re: mate failure about only one user

Postby debiman » 2017-04-01 06:56

so mate was pre-installed, and you installed xfce later?
and for a while both have been working?
what happened just before it stopped working?

jet02 wrote:the greeter tries to work, but i get a bad screen.

define bad screen.

please, when seeing this bad screen, do the following:
enter ctrl-alt-F2
log in
enter
Code: Select all
grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log > "$HOME/fdn.log.errors
and post the content of the file fdn.log.errors
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Re: mate failure about only one user

Postby jet02 » 2017-04-01 22:49

content of the file fdn.log.errors:

(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
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Re: mate failure about only one user

Postby jet02 » 2017-04-02 08:55

How to send a image with [Img]? Which syntax?
My aim is to show the "bad screen"....
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Re: mate failure about only one user

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-04-02 12:22

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Re: mate failure about only one user

Postby debiman » 2017-04-03 17:33

jet02 wrote:content of the file fdn.log.errors:

(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.

if that is all, then there were no errors in the log.

you can try creating a new user, and logging into mate with that.
if that works, it means that some MATE-specific configuration in your OLD user's home is borked.
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Re: mate failure about only one user

Postby jet02 » 2018-02-02 19:09

debiman wrote:you can try creating a new user, and logging into mate with that.
if that works, it means that some MATE-specific configuration in your OLD user's home is borked.

exactly that!
This was solved by: installing Stretch Debian 9.0, with my old home and then .... no more problem...but no explanation!
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