Xfce, ubuntu and gnome ...

Erik Harrison erikharrison at gmail.com
Sat Mar 4 22:57:41 CET 2006

On 3/4/06, Jim Bodkikns (Dakotacom) <JimBodkins at yahoo.com> 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?

No, you're just not running xfdesktop. Ubuntu sets the root pixmap to
that brown, Xfdesktop draws over the root window. You ran nautilus,
thus killing xfdesktop, back to your brown, even though nautilus is

Run xfdesktop, logout, and save your session. Log back in, you should be fine.

>    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
> others.
> ----- 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
> >>
> > _______________________________________________
> > Xfce mailing list
> > Xfce at xfce.org
> > http://foo-projects.org/mailman/listinfo/xfce
> > http://www.xfce.org
> _______________________________________________
> Xfce mailing list
> Xfce at xfce.org
> http://foo-projects.org/mailman/listinfo/xfce
> http://www.xfce.org


"If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it
would have changed the history of music... and of aviation."

More information about the Xfce mailing list