Window Manager not found to be running after 20 checks

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  • #138367
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    keshav-uses-linux

      When i opened my Antix Linux 23.1 System Today, tried to open an application from taskbar icon. nothing appeared after waiting for quite some time. then tired opening an app from the antix menu, nothing appeared.
      by mistake changed the Desktop by going to Antix Menu > Desktop > Other Desktops
      got logged out then it logged in
      got this message upfront

      Windows Manager not found to be running after 20 checks
      Currently the desktop environment will not start :P
      Give Up Time:6820
      #138372
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      RJP

        How about if you start session via command prompt (tty)?

        https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/startx-on-antix-base-and-full/

        startx /usr/local/bin/desktop-session icewm

        #138481
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        keshav-uses-linux

          i don’t want to do it everytime the Error happens. I want a permanent fix. its a fresh install of antix 23.1, no changes to system prefrences, no nothing.

          #138483
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          abc-nix

            Does the session no longer load properly? Or is it only the window message that is bothering you?

            by mistake changed the Desktop by going to Antix Menu > Desktop > Other Desktops

            Did you change to a different WM? Is it still zzz-ice (or similar)?

            About the error message, it is related to a setting where desktop-session checks to see if the window manager is up and running. If it is running even if the message appears, it is probably related to a detection error. If you can share the desktop-session log (in /home/user/.desktop-session/current.log) we may be able to figure out what the issue is and if changing an option in desktop-session.conf can help.

            #138485
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            sybok

              Some additional questions (that may help):
              1) Did you modify the configuration of any of the session?
              2) Do you have extra|special drivers installed on this device (as your other topic suggests)?
              3) Do you have enough disk-space in your /home partition (if you do not have a separate /home, then the same but in /, i.e. root)?

              Why:
              1) I messed up one of my config. file once and I was unable to log-in into that specific WM (fluxbox).
              2) This may complicate things, especially after a kernel change.

              • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by sybok.
              #138493
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              Dave

                I suspect that you ran out of disk space.

                You can try editing ~/.desktop-session/desktop-session.conf setting FORCE_LOAD to true. This will bypass the check for the window manager. Maybe you will get to a desktop.

                At the same time you can also change ~/. desktop-session/default-desktop to a known working session code. In this particular case I would opt for the min variant. So if you were using zzz-icewm try min-icewm

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                #138496
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                rokytnji
                  harry@antiX-23.1:~
                  $ df -h
                  Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
                  udev            2.8G     0  2.8G   0% /dev
                  tmpfs           573M  928K  572M   1% /run
                  /dev/sda1       117G   14G   97G  13% /
                  tmpfs           5.0M  8.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
                  tmpfs           1.2G     0  1.2G   0% /dev/shm
                  

                  For checking disk space or

                  sudo parted -l

                  sudo fdisk -l

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                  #138514
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                  BobC

                    If disk full is your problem, ncdu is included by default in the full version. In a terminal, go to the top directory you what to look at and type ncdu. It will show you what is taking up the space and allow you to delete the culprits.

                    To choose a different desktop from login screen, pressing F1 before you type the user id and password will cycle you through the desktop sessions available.

                    #138534
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                    rokytnji

                      First I heard of ncdu. Thanks for informing/showing me.

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                      I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute off it.
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                      #139276
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                      keshav-uses-linux

                        Does the session no longer load properly? Or is it only the window message that is bothering you?

                        i think its the window Manager. but i dont know about the concept of session. so maybe i am wrong

                        Did you change to a different WM? Is it still zzz-ice (or similar)?

                        yes, but WM doesnt matter because i tried all of them, happened to every single one of them

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                        #139283
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                        keshav-uses-linux

                          1) Did you modify the configuration of any of the session?

                          i dont know what a session actually means

                          2) Do you have extra|special drivers installed on this device (as your other topic suggests)?

                          No, this is some other system

                          3) Do you have enough disk-space in your /home partition (if you do not have a separate /home, then the same but in /, i.e. root)?

                          Yes i have about 5 gigs available in root

                          #139284
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                          keshav-uses-linux

                            I suspect that you ran out of disk space.

                            Probably Not

                            You can try editing ~/.desktop-session/desktop-session.conf setting FORCE_LOAD to true. This will bypass the check for the window manager. Maybe you will get to a desktop.

                            Tried, didn’t worked

                            At the same time you can also change ~/. desktop-session/default-desktop to a known working session code. In this particular case I would opt for the min variant. So if you were using zzz-icewm try min-icewm

                            tried, Happened to all WMs

                            #139306
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                            sybok

                              1) Did you modify the configuration of any of the session?

                              session = what I meant was: desktop-session folder OR particular desktop “manager” (IceWM, fluxbox etc.).

                              Your home directory contains directories such as ‘~/.desktop-session/’ (a rather general folder), ‘~/.icewm/’ (corresponding to IceWM), ‘~/.fluxbox/’ and others.
                              Do you recall significantly modifying content in any of those?

                              Please, share the file ‘/home/<user>/.desktop-session/current.log’ asked by @abc-nix.

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