xfdesktop woes

Olivier fourdan at xfce.org
Sat May 29 15:34:07 CEST 2004


Last time I checked, ie a week or so ago, multihead support in xfdesktop
was broken in that it was causing an warning and did not display the
backdrop on the second head (something about the size of the pixbuf
being negative or something)

I did the test with Xnest which could be a potential cause of problems
by itself though :)


On Sat, 2004-05-29 at 10:43, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> > my current version that i'm working off of is here:
> > http://spuriousinterrupt.org/xfce4/files/xfdesktop-20040529_working_nomh.tar.bz2
> >
> > note that this version doesn't "work" in that it won't draw a backdrop 
> > for you.  well, it could, but i haven't updated the settings panel, so 
> > there's no way to set the backdrop.  the previous version, which is 
> > basically a feb 12th cvs snapshot, plus the backported menu, is here:
> > http://spuriousinterrupt.org/xfce4/files/xfdesktop-20040529_b0rked_mh.tar.bz2
> >
> > i'm really out of ideas.  i'm not sure if i expect anyone else to 
> > figure anything out, but if anyone wants to play with it, you're 
> > welcome to it.
> note i got that backwards - the first one is the version that works in 
> that it doesn't cause apps to crash.  it doesn't have multihead support, 
> and pretty much all it has beyond 4.0.x is the new menu system (plus 
> menueditor).  the second version is the version that i'm happy with 
> design-wise, and has multihead support, but causes apps to crash.  this 
> one is the one that won't draw a backdrop because there's no way to set 
> the settings for it.
>     -brian
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