Status of xfce 4

Net Llama! netllama at
Tue Apr 1 23:08:09 CEST 2003

On Mon, 31 Mar 2003, BluPhoenyx wrote:
> >
> > so just add a single line in ~/.xinitrc that has 'xsm' in it?
> This is probably the easiest part of xsm. A few pointers though. If the .xsession script only has the xsm command then you will start with a simple environment which confuses many new X users. IE, you will be running twm and there will be a small control window for xsm on the screen and a frame which is twm waiting for you to map the xterm window.
> > > Try it and let us know how it works out.
> >
> > once you give me a few more clues, i'll gladly be the guinea pig  :)
> IMHO, you won't like the xsm system since it's not as sophisticated as other desktop session managers. However, with a little effort you may manage to make it somewhat functional. Be aware that some program aren't session aware in respect to size and location or screen so you may still wind up needing a way to deal with this.

yup, looks like the following are not cooperating and did not report a
successful save of their state:
xftaskbar4, aterm, gkrellm, xfce4-panel, xfdesktop

so, xsm doesn't seem to be up to the task.  argh.  thanks for your help

Lonni J Friedman				netllama at
Linux Step-by-step & TyGeMo

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