Blank Desktop on Debian 8 Jessie Xfce

My Debian 8 jessie Xfce desktop suddenly became blank after a restart. No icon was there on the desktop. Neither did the right-click menu worked. I removed the cache and the problem was thus solved.

Go to virtual console by pressing Ctrl+Alt+1 from the keyboard. You’ll be prompted for your username and password.

After logging in, execute the following commands one after another.

cd $HOME/.cache

rm -rf sessions

Now execute the following command to switch to your graphical console.


Your problem should be solved by now!