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Old 01-30-2004, 09:39 AM   #1
johnleemk
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XFCE 4.03 Crashes On Slackware 9.1


I'm running a fresh install of Slackware 9.1. I uninstalled the original XFCE 3.99 package provided by Slackware, and installed the newest XFCE package I could find for Slackware. However, whenever it starts, it complains that the panel has crashed and asks to restart it. However, it continues in an endless loop. For now, I have to stick with GNOME(even good old KDE has betrayed me by suddenly crashing on startup without good reason; but let's focus on the real problem of XFCE here...).
 
Old 01-30-2004, 11:41 AM   #2
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try uninstalling 4.03 and removing all the config files, then reinstalling. i'm not sure that the 3.99 purged config files and that's creating the problems.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 05:52 PM   #3
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I had that same problem with xfce 3.99 on slack 9.1. This morning I decided to upgrade to slack current, which I got the latest xfce and kernel 2.4.24, plus many other upgrades, and xfce is working good know, using it right now.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:07 PM   #4
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try compiling from source, packages don't work that well.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 12:24 AM   #5
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Thanks, guys. I realised I didn't have libiconv installed, so I installed it per the instructions on the download page, but it still crashes. Looks like I'll have to compile from source. *crosses fingers*
 
Old 01-31-2004, 06:26 AM   #6
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Compiling from source is the way to go, I want to make a habit of doing things that way. But John, just to let you know I used swaret (swaret.org) to do my upgrading, works good it get's the dependencies and everything. Works just like urpmi, actually seems to work even better.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 12:48 AM   #7
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Yay, it works! Thanks, guys...just one wee problem - how do I configure XFCE's resolution? Apparently X is set to 1280x1024, but all my window managers are set to a larger resolution by default. :-/
 
  


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