Fw: Re: xfdesktop menu question

Juraj Ziegler e at hq.sk
Mon May 5 00:21:43 CEST 2003

On Sun, May 04, 2003 at 09:39:42PM +0200, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> Did we ever solve this problem? I can't remember.
> Begin forwarded message:
> Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 21:24:49 +0200
> From: Linus Fagerberg <linus.fagerberg at home.se>
> To: huysmans at users.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: xfdesktop menu question 
> Hej Jasper
> (lol... can you speak Swedish?)
> Thanks for your quick response.
> I tried posting on the list yesterday but I guess I did something wrong.
> Mabye all I did was sending a mail to all subscribers. If you can (and 
> have the time) mabye you can post both my letters and your response?
> I did as you suggested (recompiling with --enable-debug, and thereafter 
> ran xfdesktiop from a
> terminal.
> This is what I get in the rerminal when left clicking the desktop.
> -----------------------------------From here
> ----------------------------[linus at pclinus linus]$ xfdesktop
> ** Message: xfdesktop: running without session manager
> DBG[menu.c:360] ??(): Root Element: xfdesktop-menu
> DBG[menu.c:382] ??(): //Desktop Menu (type=3) (term=0)
> DBG[menu.c:382] ??(): //No Name (type=1) (term=0)
> DBG[menu.c:382] ??(): //Terminal (type=0) (term=0)
> DBG[menu.c:382] ??(): //Run Program... (type=0) (term=0)
> DBG[menu.c:382] ??(): //Settings (type=2) (term=0)
> DBG[menu.c:382] ??(): //Settings/All Settings (type=0) (term=0)
> DBG[menu.c:382] ??(): //Settings/Background (type=0) (term=0)
> DBG[menu.c:382] ??(): //File manager (xffm) (type=0) (term=0)
> DBG[menu.c:382] ??(): //Midnight Commander (type=0) (term=1)
> DBG[menu.c:382] ??(): //No Name (type=1) (term=0)
> DBG[menu.c:382] ??(): //Help (type=0) (term=0)
> -----------------------------------To here ----------------------------
> I only get a small grey rectangle (as an empty menu) when I'm left 
> clicking the desktop. The right menu works perfectly.

Happened to me as well. In my case, the menu entries for applications
installed in the system did not get generated on the fly, as
"update-menus" did not work due to a broken libstdc++ (Debian/unstable).
xfce4 (whatever part of it) did write an error message into the
~/.xsession-errors file, that's how I find out what's wrong. I think it
said "can't process element Debian". I'm not sure, and can't copy-paste
it, ase ~/.xsession-errors got overwritten in the mean time.

So, check you error-log (wherever it is), and whether your menu gets
generated (if it's generated on the fly when packages are installed).


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