genmon not appearing at startup

Chris Green cl at
Thu Dec 29 18:49:17 CET 2011

I think this may be a further symptom of the problem I reported a while ago.

I have a clean xubuntu 11.10 installation with only a few additions from

I have installed xfce4-genmon-plugin from the Ubuntu repository, I have
configured it to call a simple python script.  When installed and
configured it worked as expected displaying some text in the panel.

However it doesn't reappear after logging out and logging back in or
after a system restart.  The process runs:-

    chris$ ps -ef | grep genmon
    chris     1867  1766  0 17:35 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/xfce4-genmon-plugin/xfce4/panel-plugins/xfce4-genmon-plugin  32 31457342 genmon Generic Monitor Show output of a command. 

but there is most definitely nothing appearing in the panel.

So what's wrong?  I really have a pretty standard xubuntu system now
with no customisation.  It used to work well on 10.04 and 10.10.

Chris Green

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