Xfdesktop menu

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Fri Jun 17 00:14:41 CEST 2005

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Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> Looks like we have a strange problem:
> -- 
> jannis at nebelsee /usr/local/lib/xfce4/modules 612 $ ldd
> xfce4_desktop_menu.so
>        libxfcegui4.so.4 => /usr/local/lib/libxfcegui4.so.4 (0xb7f8b000)
>        libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0xb7cc6000)
>        libxfce4util.so.2 => /usr/local/lib/libxfce4util.so.2 (0xb7cad000)
>        libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0xb7c33000)
>        ...
> jannis at nebelsee /usr/local/bin/ 614 $ ldd xfdesktop
>        libSM.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.so.6 (0xb7fc7000)
>        libICE.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libICE.so.6 (0xb7faf000)
>        libX11.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6 (0xb7eea000)
>        libxfcegui4.so.4 => /usr/local/lib/libxfcegui4.so.4 (0xb7e9e000)
>        libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0xb7bd9000)
>        libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0xb7b5f000)
>        ...
> jannis at nebelsee /usr/local/bin 618 $ /usr/local/bin/xfdesktop
> ** (xfdesktop:22322): CRITICAL **: XfceDesktopMenu init failed (The
> XfceDesktopMenu module could not be loaded: libxfcegui4.so.3: cannot
> open shared object file: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden)
> ** (xfdesktop:22322): WARNING **: xfdesktop: Unable to initialise menu
> module. Right-click menu will be unavailable.

Strange is an understatement.  Could you check the ldd output for
xfce4_desktop_menu.so again?  Is there an unresolved link to
libxfcegui4.so.3 as well as .so.4?  That would be even weirder, but who

Do you have an older version (4.2.x, I guess) of Xfce installed to
something earlier in the normal library search path (like /usr)?  I'm
not sure how that could be causing this problem (given your ldd output),
but maybe it'll shed some amount of light.

Running ldconfig might do something (yeah, I'm really shooting in the
dark now).  You migh try searching your system for old library versions,
or dangling symlinks to old library versions.


P.S.  Please, there's no need to CC me in list replies.

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