Installing XFCE4 under SuSE 8.2

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Wed Jul 16 22:48:48 CEST 2003


the startup scripts provided with xfce are for gdm, not kdm.

I also included some stuff for RedHat and Mandrake to pick it up. I know
nothing about SuSE actually.

As for starting xfce4 from a terminal, try "startxfce4"

On Wed, 2003-07-16 at 22:41, Dennis Tuchler wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-07-16 at 15:34, Net Llama! wrote:
> > On 07/16/03 13:28, Dennis Tuchler wrote:
> > 
> > > I downloaded xfce4-rc1-rpm-suse82.tar.bz2 and unpacked it to a
> > > directory.  I then ran yast2 -i * and installed xfce4.  After rebooting,
> > > I could not call it up.
> > > 
> > > Please advise as to what I should check for.
> > 
> > An error message?  A description of what exactly is occuring,and what you 
> > expect to occur.  "could not call it up" doesn't really tell us anything.
> Thank you for your quick response to my note.
> There was no entry on the list of desktops available on the KDE startup
> screen and, when I logged onto KDE, opened a terminal and entered "xfce"
> or "xfce4" nothing happened except a  "command not found" message.
Olivier Fourdan - fourdan at
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