No window manager

Travis Crook travis at
Tue Nov 15 16:08:35 CET 2005

On Tue, 15 Nov 2005 07:13:08 +0100
Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at> wrote:

> Travis Crook wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 	I am running Mandriva 2006.0 x86_64 and have xfce version 
> > 4.2.2 installed.  At first it was working great!  I had everything 
> > set the way I like it.  Now when I reboot my computer and login and 
> > type startxfce4 I get a blue screen (default background?) and the 
> > panel bar across the top.  Nothing else shows up.  I don't see my 
> > taskbar at the bottom nor can I click on the background and have the 
> > menu appear.  Any ideas on what I can do to return to normal?
> > Thanks!
> > 
> If you have window borders and can move windows, then you have xfwm4
> running. But it seems that xfdesktop and xftaskbar4 are not running.
> Just launch them from a terminal (with an &), then don't forget to save
> your session when quitting.

Unfortunately I don't have window borders and I can't move windows.  I also 
cannot launch xfdesktop and xftaskbar4 from a terminal because I can't 
open a terminal.  Could it be a configuration file is corrupted somehow?


> -- 
> Yves-Alexis Perez

Travis Crook
Visions Beyond

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