CVS's xfdesktop & gtk-2.4.1

Bradee-oh! bradeeoh at
Mon May 10 05:07:30 CEST 2004

Missed alot of action as I was away for the weekend.  The following is 
what I intended to reply with before I caught up on the rest of this 
thread.  I'll try some of the other suggestions in the thread and see if 
I can solve it.


Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> you should have a prefs panel in the settings manager called "Desktop".  
> if you don't, then you most likely installed xfdesktop to a prefix 
> different than that of xfce-mcs-manager (which you can't do). if that's 
> not the case, but you still have the old "Backdrop Settings" or 
> "Desktop: backdrop" prefs panel (or whatever it's called in 4.0.x), but 
> not the new one, likely you just haven't restarted xfce-mcs-manager 
> since compiling and so it's still using the old panel.

I wiped out my install of xfce4 4.0.5 completely - no traces left - to 
start fresh on cvs.  I downloaded all of the cvs modules and installed 
them in the order specified on the website.

The location of my xfce-mcs-manager is

The location of my xfdesktop is

in fact, an ls of the dir shows that all the executables for my xfce 
environment are in /usr/local/bin   ;)

If that's what you meant by "not installed in the same place", then I'm 
afraid I'd have to respectfully disagree.

However, if there's any more info I could give you about the 
installation of ANY module involved, please let me know.  I'd love to 
help you track down the problem as much as I can.

> if there's no settings panel, there are no config files, as the settings 
> panel creates them on first load.

Anyway to determine this?  Any one file that should exist in a specific 
location for me to determine whether or not a settings panel exists?

> again, sorry for the delay on this; hopefully i'll have a solution for 
> you before the day is out.
>    -brian

No apologys neccessary - you and the team provide a great 
service to the FOSS community.  I for one appreciate whatever time you 
can commit.

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