Xfce, ubuntu and gnome ...

Jim Bodkikns (Dakotacom) JimBodkins at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 4 22:41:42 CET 2006

   I'm not certain just what it is. I mentioned that I had run nautilus, 
which I had, but am not currently. I changed the nautilus show desktop 
setting to no avail. And since it wasnt currently running, there was nothing 
to kill. The last time it wasnt nautilus (definite). It was correced by 
clearing the 'cache' files.

   There appears to be an underlying layer that just really wants to display 
that horrible ubuntu brown. (I cannot set background image). Xfce isnt 
supposed to be dependent on anything buy Gtk, as I understand this. I wonder 
if this is specific to ubuntu?

   BTW, thunar isnt in the apt repositories for ubuntu. (Neither is gtk 2.6) 
I'm trying to avoid custom builds so this can be installable in the field by 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Arjen Stolk" <arjen.1729 at gmail.com>
To: "XFCE general discussion list" <xfce at xfce.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: Xfce, ubuntu and gnome ...

>I don't think it's fair to just blame GNOME for that. I just changed
> over from Gnome to Xfce on SUSE 10.0 and I haven't run into a single
> problem. Of course, having said that, I fully expect things to start
> going wrong immediately :)
> Arjen
> On 3/4/06, Robin Haswell <rob at digital-crocus.com> wrote:
>> Does anyone else think that Gnome is as close to "vendor lock-in" as you
>> get in FOSS? I've lost count of the issues I've had to fix as a result
>> of simply trying to change window and desktop managers in GNOME.
>> -Rob
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