Xfce, ubuntu and gnome ...
rob at digital-crocus.com
Sat Mar 4 22:55:31 CET 2006
That brown is the color the X root window has been set to - there IS
always a layer there, and the bottom layer is just plain old X, which
can have a colour or an image. I think your problem is a mixture of
nautilus behaving like a playground bully, and xfdesktop not being running.
Make sure xfdesktop is running so you can have your XFCE-set background
windows. Xfdesktop also handles the right and middle-click menus on the
desktop (window and app list), so that's a good way to tell if xfdesktop
isn't running, or is broken.
Jim Bodkikns (Dakotacom) wrote:
> 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 :)
>> 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.
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