can't stop xftaskbar from loading

Andrew Conkling andrewski at
Sun May 2 01:35:13 CEST 2004

On Sat, 2004-05-01 at 19:25 -0400, Paul M. Bucalo wrote:
> Honestly, everything works fine except that I can't alter which XFce
> modules load! Currently, I have both the taskbar and iconbox loading. I
> have edited out the taskbar in every place I can think of it could be
> in, and still the taskbar comes up!
> On this system, I have calls to load the modules in:
> /etc/xfce4/default.session
> /etc/xfce4/xinitrc
> /etc/xfce4/xinitrc.xfce4-session
> I have tried:
> 'cp /etc/xfce4/xinitrc ~/.xfce/xinitrc'
> 'cp /etc/xfce4/xinitrc ~/.xinitrc'
> 'cp /etc/xfce4/xinitrc ~/.xsession'
> None of these have worked, either.

I had similar problems for a long time (my particular issue was stopping
the iconbox) and then I finally figured it out: I simply had to make my
xinitrc executable.  I guess in the absence of that, it had been
defaulting to the global file.  You may try adding a flag at the
beginning of your global xinitrc (or your user one) to let you know
which is successfully running.  Maybe a `touch ~/xfce-success` or

Hopefully, for sake of your sanity, this is a real issue and not
something this silly, but you never know...! :)


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