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Old 10-06-2005, 07:05 AM   #1
kagashe
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XFCE desktop loads but shuts down -- solved.


Hi,

I have solved this problem. I had missed creation of /etc/fonts/local.conf file. When I created this file and run "fc-cache" command there was no problem moving the mouse over the XFCE panel. What I had posted when I faced the problem is as follows:

Ok. Since my previous post I installed Xorg-6.8.2 and configured it. I could get twm by giving startx command.

Then I have completed minimum installation for XFCE, modified the .xinitrc file and again used startx command.

The XFCE desktop was loaded but when I moved my mouse over the panel the Xserver shuts down. There was an error message regarding fontconfig on the screen, although, the error message was not found on /var/log/Xorg.0.log file. In fact the session itself was not recorded, may be because I have installed only minimum XFCE packages.

Following font paths are configured in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Quote:
Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
EndSection
. I have removed CID directory from the font path since it has no fonts.

What should I do now?

kagashe

Last edited by kagashe; 10-07-2005 at 02:38 AM.
 
Old 10-07-2005, 12:11 PM   #2
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Hi,

Well have a look at ~/.xsession-errors file, it may give you very usefull info

Oliv'
 
Old 10-17-2005, 11:40 AM   #3
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Als check the xorg.log in the /var/log directory
 
Old 11-06-2005, 01:02 PM   #4
Yerp
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I have had this problem before

The problem seems to be the glibc.


For the longest time I thought it was just me having that problem. (and it is exactly how you explained it, I use xfce)

I believe, the 2.3.6 is the most stable (of the glibc's above 2.3.3), except nobody can ssh the system. (as far as my tests go)

glibc-2.3.5 is the most unstable. If your using that please change to 2.3.4 or 2.3.6.

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Although the possibility exists there is something we both did during compliation.. somewhere.. that caused xfce4 to have the crash, when I changed only the glibc and nothing else, the crash you speak of vanished. (and glibc-2.3.5 introduced MORE crashes...)

I used the fully loaded installation of xfce4.
Your problem, however similar, may be different that mine. If they give a suggestion try theirs first as it is less...substantial of a change. (and I cannot guaruntee that I did not personally screw up somewhere quite badly..)

Last edited by Yerp; 11-06-2005 at 01:05 PM.
 
  


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