Desktops disappear after start [done]

Heinz Diehl htd at
Sun Nov 10 11:33:35 CET 2013

On 10.11.2013, Hartmut Haase wrote: 

> the original xfce4-session was installed in /usr/bin. make install installs
> the new version into /usr/local/bin. Will that work?

It depends. Most probably it won't. You have two ways to go:

1. Compile/install directly from the source. This needs tailoring the
configure script according to all the file locations which the
Ubuntu/Debian maintainers have changed.

2. Creating a .deb package, with the actual package as a starting

Take a look into the .deb package which is installed on your system,
and find out which paths are changed. Then, take a look into the
configure script in the sourcetree and find out how to change
them. Shouldn't be all too hard..

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