Problem solved

Ernst W. Winter ewinter at
Tue Apr 13 19:21:55 CEST 2010

On Tue, 13 Apr 2010, Jerry wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:51:51 +0200, Ernst W. Winter
> <ewinter at> articulated:
> > Hello all,
> > 
> > well since I had not a nswer why I couldn't shutdown xfce4 properly,
> > and thans to all that have helped and made suggestions, I have solved
> > the problem now with FreeBSD:
> > 
> > What it is that you start X and all without "hald/dbus and all works
> > fine again. Really smooth!!! There is no need to have it and is
> > better without it.
> > 
> > If you wonder why? Here the solution to the problem, a new and
> > "FreeBSD Magazine":
> > 
> >
> > 
> > has the solution in the latest issue. Hope that this will help at
> > least people that use FreeBSD.
> I am presently using XFCE4 on a FreeBSD system, with Hald/DBus enabled
> and have not experienced a problem. In fact, I have used XFCE with
> FreeBSD for years without any major problems.
> Unfortunately, I have not seen this entire thread, so perhaps there is
> something I am missing here.
> I might ask however; did you post this problem on the appropriate
> Hald/dbus forums?

No, I just posted it here. If you look back in this newsgroup you
will find also what the error message was with hald. I could not
shutdown the machine with the normal xfce4 and so I found another
solution, it does not need to have hald/dbus.

Well I solved it for now, I have used *BSD since I started with
386bsd as a user and still do. This was just one of these unfortunate

Thanls again for you reply, it might help pthers too.


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