system tray goes missing on starting XFCE
I am concluding this thread as I now have hp-systray back.
I do NOT know what caused it to disappear OR return.
In bringing back my desktop, I had to restart my toolbar by creating a run time box and entering: xfce4-panel
I did find the following on the web for getting back the system tray:
1) Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill your X session
2) rm -rf $HOME/.cache
mv it to be more safe.
1) clean out the .cach directory
.kdevduchain just on general principles.
2) restart X and good to go
I did not try it.
But found this as a consequence of starting hplip:
Usage: hp-systray [OPTIONS]
Use Qt4: --qt4 (Default)
Set the logging level: -l<level> or --logging=<level>
<level>: none, info*, error, warn, debug (*default)
Run in debug mode: -g (same as option: -ldebug)
This help information: -h or --help
Startup if no hplip CUPS queues present -x or --force-startup
Would suggest trying the -x option if desperate.
Last edited by waddles; 09-19-2012 at 02:16 AM.