What do I need to make xfce4 working ?

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Mon Jul 29 10:23:21 CEST 2002


Keep in mind that xfwm4 is a window manager, just a window manager. No
icon, no root menu.

So, to actually see something, you must start an application, being
xterm or xfce4 panel, or even KDE  2/3 or GNOME2

Your ~/.xinitrc (or ~/.xfce/xinitrc) should look like :

xfwm4 & xterm




On Sun, 2002-07-28 at 23:54, Xavier MAILLARD wrote:
> Thanx I think I have missed something because I've done that before but
> wehn launching things, I get a black screen and that's all !
> Ah yes, there is also a popup window telling me to use xfce4 in
> conjunction with xfwm4 (that is compiled/installed).
> Any suggestion ?
> zeDek
Olivier               <fourdan at xfce.org>            http://www.xfce.org
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