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I installed Xubuntu and used one of shutdown functions when shutdown it.

It looks as follow image:


I leaved tick and now I always login at this session.

But I want to leave this session and login as typical.

  • How to discard this session, and login without saved session?
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Xubuntu stores your session information in ~/.cache/sessions. If you want to start with a clean slate, you need to remove the information present in that folder.

To do so:

  • Log out of Xubuntu.
  • While at the login screen, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to open a console. (You may need to press Enter once to get the login prompt.) Enter your usual username and password.
  • Create a temporary folder, Backup, on your Desktop. Return to your home folder. From there, issue the following command to recursively copy the contents of ~/.cache/sessions to your desktop (as a safety measure):
    • mkdir ~/Desktop/Backup
    • cp -r ~/.cache/sessions/* ~/Desktop/Backup
  • Delete the contents of the sessions subfolder:
    • rm -rf ~/.cache/sessions/*
  • Close the console by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F7
  • You'll see the usual login screen again. Now, when you login, you'll have a clean slate.

Note that there is a GUI method available but some people find it doesn't work as reliably as the console route.

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can I do it when login as typical? Coz console didn't display after Cntr + Alt + F1 – nazar_art Dec 28 '13 at 10:26
try F2 instead of F1 – user25656 Dec 28 '13 at 10:30
You should not try when logged in as normal because the session files will be in use. By logging out of the Xubuntu/Xfce session, these files are not in use (and can be accessed by the virtual terminal). – user25656 Dec 28 '13 at 10:39

You should erase old sessions and make session folder read-only: $ rm .cache/session/* $ chmod -w .cache/session

See my full answer here:

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I want to delete saved one. How to achieve this? – nazar_art May 21 '14 at 19:02

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