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Author Topic: VL7.1 STD feedback and suggestions.  (Read 13075 times)
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« Reply #105 on: October 06, 2014, 03:42:28 pm »

There was a pretty huge change in XFCE somewhere in the middle of the test releases. I seem to recall one of my test installs blowing up due to those changes.
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« Reply #106 on: October 07, 2014, 10:10:05 am »

Is this a "fresh" user, or are you using a /home from a previous install?
Fresh install, no transfer of /home. Just a clean install that worked fine for a while. The computer MIGHT have run out of batteries once or perhaps I had to exit XFCE using CTRL+ALT+Backspace. I can't recall exactly what happened before and after the fresh install.
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« Reply #107 on: October 26, 2014, 06:39:09 am »

Yesterday my new user had also lost the dekstop.
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« Reply #108 on: October 26, 2014, 12:20:05 pm »

A wild idea: @ The Headacher - if you create another user and do a diff -r between the one who lost the desktop and the one who still has it, does anything show up that could be XFCE-related? Or even X-related, considering that neither awesome nor want to work? Ok, first you need to verify that at least awesome works with a fresh user, then install fluxbox and verify that. Btw... after you have installed fluxbox, pls check if it suddenly/magically works for an old user who lost his desktop.

I think in the direction that somehow during usage a configuration file gets corrupted in such a way that either the desktop / window manager refuses to start... Hmmm... there could be something unusual in your ~/.xsession-errors, do you see something. Maybe something that isn't there with a fresh user?
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« Reply #109 on: October 26, 2014, 05:51:23 pm »

Is xfdesktop(1) any help? What does running 'xfdesktop' in terminal yield?
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« Reply #110 on: October 27, 2014, 03:38:33 am »

Also, I would try chowning $home
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« Reply #111 on: November 06, 2014, 11:36:18 am »

Sorry for the long delay. Running xfdesktop does get me a desktop but not even close to the functionality I was used to. Anyhow, this is just on my play laptop, and I don't really care enough to spend lots of time trying to fix this with a workaround. I just figured that this was a problem in the distro that perhaps should be solved before going final. Users loosing their desktops in the 'stable' seems like a sure way to get lots of complaints.
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