Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I have an annoying problem with xfdesktop. After doing a dist-upgrade, I locked my screen with xlock. I came back after some time and the computer freezed. I was a bit disappointed because it never happened before. Anyway I rebooted my PC and now xfdesktop works only if "None" or "Minimized applications icons" is chosen in Xfce Settings->Desktop. In "File/launcher icons" mode it doesn't run.
I started it from a console to see what it was, and it said this:
I had a similar problem. In addition to the errors you received, I also saw the following error messages in ~/.xsession-errors:
(thunar:4646): thunar-vfs-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the HAL daemon: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
Thunar: Failed to connect to the D-BUS session bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-mMwbmilSTz: Connection refused
I also did a dist-upgrade some time ago, but afterwards, always had uresolved dependency problems with several dbus packages.
What I did was to remove the 'dbus-1' package and replace it with the newer 'dbus' package. After that (and logging out then back in) my xfdesktop troubles went away.
Sorry for the delay. It worked! I had tried this before, but have found it not to work and then reinstalled dbus-1 BEFORE logging out... and it was so simple!
Thank you so much, this problem has been bothering me for months