settings get reverted to defaults at X restart

Erik Harrison erikharrison at
Mon Nov 21 01:19:36 CET 2005

On 11/20/05, John D. Patota <jpatota at> wrote:
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> I'm using a fresh install of FreeBSD 6.0 and the version of xfce which
> comes in the packages hosted on the bsd's mirrors (4.2.2)
> When changing settings in the panel as a normal user, these changes are
> shown in the The interesting thing happens when I
> restart X. All of my changes get reverted back to their defaults.
> This is not a problem i experience as root however.
> Does anybody have any feedback?

Are you just killing X instead of logging out normally? If so you are
seeing a safety feature of the panel that protects itself from
potentially broken plugins - if the panel doesn't close normally, it
doesn't save it's settings, so that buggy plugins (which can crash the
panel) don't get loaded on the next panel restart.

If you can't logout "normally" then you can force the panel to save
it's settings. Right click on it, and hit "Restart". That should flush
the current config to disk.
> Thanks
> John Patota
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