Bug#422455: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#422455: xfce4: xfwm4 doesn't start
x.guerriero at tin.it
Sun May 6 18:07:28 UTC 2007
Simon Huggins wrote:
> tags 422455 unreproducible moreinfo
> On Sun, May 06, 2007 at 06:01:43AM +0200, Gaetano Guerriero wrote:
>> When I start xfce4, xfwm4 doesn't start with it, and I am left with no
>> window manager ( no window borders, unmovable windows ). If I
>> manually start xfwm4 in a terminal within xfce4, the problem is
> xfwm4 has always started for me.
> Was this the first time that you had installed xfce4 that xfwm4 didn't
> If not did you upgrade from a previous version of xfce4/xfwm4? Which?
> How did you start it? (gdm, kdm, xdm or something like startx etc)
> Can you give me the results of:
> ls -l /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager
> If you have a .config/xfce4-session/xfce4-session.rc please send it to
> this bug report likewise please send your
> Is it possible that somehow you managed to save the session without the
> window manager running?
> Is there anything strange about your system that you should tell us?
I'll try to give more info. I'm not a xfce4 user and I just wanted to
give it a try.
I did 'aptitude install xfce4' and the following packets were
dbus-1-utils desktop-base desktop-file-utils gtk2-engines-xfce
libexo-0.3-0 libtagc0 libthunar-vfs-1-2 libxfce4mcs-client3
libxfce4mcs-manager3 libxfce4util4 libxfcegui4-4 mousepad orage thunar
xfce4-icon-theme xfce4-mcs-manager xfce4-mcs-plugins xfce4-mixer
xfce4-mixer-alsa xfce4-panel xfce4-session xfce4-terminal xfce4-utils
xfdesktop4 xfmedia xfprint4 xfwm4 xfwm4-themes xfce4.
xfce4 doesn't start his window manager. I tried to launch it with gdm,
from console with startxfce4, and by putting 'exec xfce4-session' in
ls -l /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 2007-05-06 05:36
/etc/alternatives/x-session-manager -> /usr/bin/xfce4-session
# $Id: xfce4-session.rc 23542 2006-10-28 13:23:00Z benny $
# Default xfce4-session configuration file.
# Copyright (c) 2003-2006 Benedikt Meurer <benny at xfce.org>
# All rights reserved.
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
# any later version.
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA
# 02111-1307, USA.
# Disable management of remote clients by default. The user
# has to explicitly enable this for security reasons.
# This the default session launched by xfce4-session if the user
# hasn't saved any session yet or creates a new session.
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