Problems with xfce-settings-helper?

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at
Wed Jul 27 08:23:39 CEST 2011

On mer., 2011-07-27 at 01:25 -0300, John Coppens wrote:
> Hello people.
> For a while, the latest Inkscape has been acting up when I do a Ctrl-C
> (copy an object). In this case, an error dialog appears, rather slowly,
> about 'No layers found'. Several other dialogs follow, and the copy
> fails (at least, I can't paste).
> Finally, I did a search and found relatively few references:
> The first link indicates that the problem can be solved by killing
> xfce-settings-helper, which I can confirm. Just killing re-enables
> normal operations in Inkscape, even without restarting.
> I looked at the xfce bug register, but didn't find any references to
> the problem. This problem appeared since I installed xfce 4.8.
> Is this a known problem/does any solution exist? Should I submit a bug
> report?
That looks like a bad interaction with the clipboard manager integrated
inside xfce4-settings-helper.

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