Zombie processes left by Xfce4 programs (Thunar, xfdesktop, ...)

Stephan Arts stephan at xfce.org
Wed Mar 19 08:53:09 CET 2008

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 3:31 AM, Rob <spamrefuse at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using Fedora 7 Linux system with:
>    Xfce 4 Desktop Environment
>    version 4.4.2 (Xfce 4.4)
> Also installed:
>     Thunar-0.9.0-2.fc7
>     xfdesktop-4.4.2-1.fc7
> When I start applications by opening files in Thunar or from the Desktop,
> this creates zombie processes. After a while, I'm stuck with loads of
> zombie processes.
> To get rid of these zombies, I have to kill Thunar and the xfdesktop
> programs. This is not nice, as, for example, my desktop icons disappear
> (of course I can restart manually the desktop again..still not nice!).
> I suppose this is a problem in Xfce4.
> Are you aware of these problems?
> Is it solvable?

Well, it sounds like a new problem, do you have an idea which
application actually crashed?


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