Right click menu don't start (XfceDesktopMenu init failed)

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Sun Mar 9 00:22:42 CET 2008

On Sat, 8 Mar 2008 23:48:25 +0200 Fatih Arslan wrote:

> My menu do won't appear , if i opened it from the console i get the
> error:
> **************************
> [code]** (xfdesktop:5630): CRITICAL **: XfceDesktopMenu init failed
> (The XfceDesktopMenu module could not be loaded:
> /usr/lib/xfce4/modules/xfce4_desktop_menu.so: undefined symbol:
> desktop_menuspec_path_free)
> ** (xfdesktop:5630): WARNING **: xfdesktop: Unable to initialise menu
> module. Right-click menu will be unavailable.[/code]
> **************************
> I can see the desktop icon's, i can change my desktop wallpaper, the
> middle-click with the mouse also works, except the right-click menu.
> The menu in the panel don't work too.   How can i fix it ?

No idea.  Have you tried compiling directly from source, without using
rpm?  Does that work?

Try running 'ldd -r -v' on the .so file and see if there are other
unresolved symbols.  If there are, it sounds like a weird linker
problem, possibly caused by the Makefile being generated incorrectly.
Not sure why that would happen though.


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