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Old 03-08-2010, 02:31 AM   #1
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Gnome Taking over from XFCE (NOT NAUTILUS?!)


A bit of a tough one. I installed Xubuntu 9.10 the other day and its been running flawlessly. Everything looked good.. and then Gnome started taking control.

I've done a bit of googling but this can't be a nautilus issue, as I don't even have it installed on my system!

I also don't have the option of "Allow Xfce to manage desktop" in Xfce desktop settings; which struck me as a bit weird. (I have in previous versions!)

Any ideas would be really gratefully appreciated guys, cheers!

Oh, and I've done a quick "ps -A" and this is the result... I've put some of the gnome items in bold.

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1 ? 00:00:01 init
2 ? 00:00:00 kthreadd
3 ? 00:00:00 migration/0
4 ? 00:00:00 ksoftirqd/0
5 ? 00:00:00 watchdog/0
6 ? 00:00:00 migration/1
7 ? 00:00:00 ksoftirqd/1
8 ? 00:00:00 watchdog/1
9 ? 00:00:00 events/0
10 ? 00:00:00 events/1
11 ? 00:00:00 cpuset
12 ? 00:00:00 khelper
13 ? 00:00:00 netns
14 ? 00:00:00 async/mgr
15 ? 00:00:00 kintegrityd/0
16 ? 00:00:00 kintegrityd/1
17 ? 00:00:00 kblockd/0
18 ? 00:00:00 kblockd/1
19 ? 00:00:00 kacpid
20 ? 00:00:00 kacpi_notify
21 ? 00:00:00 kacpi_hotplug
22 ? 00:00:00 ata/0
23 ? 00:00:00 ata/1
24 ? 00:00:00 ata_aux
25 ? 00:00:00 ksuspend_usbd
26 ? 00:00:00 khubd
27 ? 00:00:00 kseriod
28 ? 00:00:00 kmmcd
29 ? 00:00:00 bluetooth
30 ? 00:00:00 khungtaskd
31 ? 00:00:00 pdflush
32 ? 00:00:00 pdflush
33 ? 00:00:00 kswapd0
34 ? 00:00:00 aio/0
35 ? 00:00:00 aio/1
36 ? 00:00:00 ecryptfs-kthrea
37 ? 00:00:00 crypto/0
38 ? 00:00:00 crypto/1
42 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_0
43 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_1
44 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_2
45 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_3
46 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_4
47 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_5
53 ? 00:00:00 kstriped
54 ? 00:00:00 kmpathd/0
55 ? 00:00:00 kmpathd/1
56 ? 00:00:00 kmpath_handlerd
57 ? 00:00:00 ksnapd
58 ? 00:00:00 kondemand/0
59 ? 00:00:00 kondemand/1
60 ? 00:00:00 kconservative/0
61 ? 00:00:00 kconservative/1
62 ? 00:00:00 krfcommd
270 ? 00:00:00 usbhid_resumer
356 ? 00:00:00 kjournald2
357 ? 00:00:00 ext4-dio-unwrit
358 ? 00:00:00 ext4-dio-unwrit
417 ? 00:00:00 upstart-udev-br
420 ? 00:00:00 udevd
603 ? 00:00:00 udevd
604 ? 00:00:00 udevd
642 ? 00:00:00 kpsmoused
716 ? 00:00:00 hd-audio0
731 ? 00:00:00 portmap
741 ? 00:00:00 dd
745 ? 00:00:00 rsyslogd
759 ? 00:00:00 rpc.statd
760 ? 00:00:02 dbus-daemon
767 ? 00:00:00 NetworkManager
769 ? 00:00:00 hald
770 ? 00:00:00 avahi-daemon
773 ? 00:00:00 avahi-daemon
775 ? 00:00:00 modem-manager
786 ? 00:00:00 console-kit-dae
855 ? 00:00:33 phy0
857 ? 00:00:00 hald-runner
866 ? 00:00:00 wpa_supplicant
873 ? 00:00:00 dhclient
1008 tty4 00:00:00 getty
1010 tty5 00:00:00 getty
1016 tty2 00:00:00 getty
1017 tty3 00:00:00 getty
1019 tty6 00:00:00 getty
1027 ? 00:00:00 acpid
1030 ? 00:00:00 atd
1031 ? 00:00:00 cron
1087 ? 00:00:00 hald-addon-rfki
1096 ? 00:00:00 hald-addon-leds
1119 ? 00:00:00 hald-addon-acpi
1136 ? 00:00:00 gdm-binary
1141 ? 00:00:00 hald-addon-inpu
1560 ? 00:00:00 winbindd
1571 ? 00:00:00 winbindd
1592 ? 00:00:00 cupsd
1759 ? 00:00:02 novacomd
1760 tty1 00:00:00 getty
1965 ? 00:00:01 devkit-disks-da
1967 ? 00:00:00 devkit-disks-da
1971 ? 00:00:00 polkitd
5571 ? 00:00:00 pulseaudio
5753 ? 00:00:00 gdm-simple-slav
5754 tty7 00:00:11 Xorg
5790 ? 00:00:00 dbus-launch
5808 ? 00:00:00 gdm-session-wor
5837 ? 00:00:00 gnome-keyring-d

5852 ? 00:00:00 sh
5883 ? 00:00:00 ssh-agent
5886 ? 00:00:00 dbus-launch
5887 ? 00:00:00 dbus-daemon
5898 ? 00:00:00 xfce4-session
5900 ? 00:00:00 xfconfd
5903 ? 00:00:00 gconfd-2
5907 ? 00:00:00 xfsettingsd
5908 ? 00:00:00 gnome-screensav
5912 ? 00:00:00 gvfsd
5916 ? 00:00:00 xfwm4
5918 ? 00:00:01 xfce4-panel
5920 ? 00:00:00 Thunar
5922 ? 00:00:02 xfdesktop
5932 ? 00:00:00 update-notifier
5934 ? 00:00:00 gam_server
5935 ? 00:00:00 xfce4-volumed
5937 ? 00:00:00 nm-applet
5939 ? 00:00:00 gnome-volume-co
5941 ? 00:00:00 python
5944 ? 00:00:00 polkit-gnome-au
5946 ? 00:00:00 xfce4-settings-
5948 ? 00:00:00 notify-osd
5949 ? 00:00:00 xfce4-power-man
5951 ? 00:00:03 xfce4-menu-plug
5952 ? 00:00:00 xfce4-places-pl
5961 ? 00:00:00 xfce4-mixer-plu
5972 ? 00:00:43 firefox
6028 ? 00:00:01 xfce4-terminal
6029 ? 00:00:00 gnome-pty-helpe
6030 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
6049 pts/0 00:00:00 ps
 
Old 03-08-2010, 07:57 AM   #2
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XFCE is using some gnome libraries.

What problems have you experienced ?
 
Old 03-08-2010, 08:00 AM   #3
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It's not clear what your actual problem is. Is something not running correctly?

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00:00 gdm-binary
Xubuntu uses GDM, which is the login manager, among other programs with GNOME dependencies. That is normal. I believe gnome-session and gnome-keyring are also pulled in as dependencies of GDM.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 08:22 AM   #4
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If you don't want so much Gnome to run you could change the login display manager to xdm.
Code:
aptitude install xdm
It's not as pretty or as fully featured as gdm. You can pretty it up a bit by changing /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup, uncommenting /usr/bin/xsetroot -solid rgb:8/8/8 and by experimenting with settings in /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources such as xlogin*greeting, xlogin*logoFileName, xlogin*face, xlogin*promptFace and xlogin*failFace.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 11:24 AM   #5
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Argh, Sorry guys - I should've been more clear.

The main problems are -
a) The User Interface on all my applications - this has become much more square, gray and ugly.
b) The Panel is displaying a different icon set completely - for volume, networking.. etc
c) I appear to have two sound managers, but I can see that from ps -A
d) I right click on the desktop and get the gnome style menu, not the Xfce programs menu..

Thanks for the feedback so far, I shall look into xdm for the login display manager - as I would quite like a lightweight option anyway.
 
  


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