Xfce, ubuntu and gnome ...

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at xfce.org
Sat Mar 4 22:19:39 CET 2006

On Sat, 4 Mar 2006 22:12:28 +0100
Jannis Pohlmann <jannis at xfce.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 4 Mar 2006 14:02:06 -0700
> "Jim Bodkikns \(Dakotacom\)" <JimBodkins at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > ... dont seem to play well together. I am migrating (ubuntu sarge)
> > from gnome to xfce and have lost my desktop background several times
> > to that horrible ubuntu brown. The first time I deleted the cache -
> > problem fixed. It is now back (as well as an unexplained inability
> > to get a right mouse desktop menu). I ran nautilus once, I have no
> > idea if or why that would have an effect. I have googlied and
> > oogled. I have found other instances of this problem with no clear
> > solution.
> By default, Nautilus is the program to manage the Gnome desktop.
> Although its name is not "Konqueror", this is what it does: It
> conquers the desktop and may even kill running xfdesktop instances.
> Luckily, you can disable this using the GConf editor (gconf-editor on
> Ubuntu and Debian). Just browse to /apps/nautilus/preferences and
> disable the show_desktop property. 
> And don't forget to kill and install Thunar afterwards.
        Kill what, you ask? Nautilus. Stupid me.

- Jannis
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