two xfces loading

Brian J. Tarricone brian at
Sun Jun 28 09:26:57 CEST 2009

On 06/27/2009 11:51 PM, Liviu Andronic wrote:
> Dear all,
> Since yesterday I have this bizzarre issue of two (or three) instances
> of Xfce loading at start-up. After the start-up is complete, visually
> it can be hard to say that there is an issue, since the panels are
> stacked onto each other. However, the start-up process seems very
> erratic, as if Xfce started-restarted its panel for several times.
> Also clipman 1.0.1 issues warnings of lost selection, and of another
> clipboard manager running. When I check top, I have the panel and
> associated plug-ins doubled (see attached info from top). Xfce can be
> restored to normal by killing one of the xfce panels, but the process
> is again erratic, with starts-restarts before xfce decides to settle
> for one instance only.
> Unfortunately I cannot think of a specific important change I've done
> to Xfce lately, other perhaps than removing xfce4-dict from the panel,
> and reinstalling various versions of clipman.
> Could anyone suggest how to debug/solve this issue? Thank you
> Liviu
> liviu at localhost ~ $ uname -a
> Linux localhost 2.6.22-gentoo-r5-0.5 #3 Sat Mar 14 12:22:37 CET 2009
> i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
> liviu at localhost ~ $ eix -e xfce4
> [I] xfce-base/xfce4
>       Installed versions:  4.6.1(18:02:35 27/05/09)(alsa cups
> xscreensaver -minimal -oss)
> liviu at localhost ~ $ eix -e slim
> [I] x11-misc/slim
>       Installed versions:  1.3.1-r5(16:01:49 08/04/09)(branding pam screenshot)
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