i got hooked on XFce4 during my brief trial of slackware. But since switching back to SuSE 9.0, i haven't had much luck. SuSE only offers XFce 3.x, not the latest 4.x version, which seems to be much better.
i've tried installing from source ( and redoubled and installed w/ rpms when i had trouble ).
FYI, I use kdm as my login manager.
when using the supplied ~/.xfce4/xinitrc script, i am able to get into XFce, but only the panel works. the taskbar, and settings manager do not work.
i simplified the ~/.xfce4/xinitrc script to read only:
and still the same problem.
lastly, i edited ~/.xinitrc to read as above (no luck) and the one liner: startxfce4 (no luck)
i can't figure out why the task panel and such aren't starting. as far as i can tell, they were installed properly (no errors during install). anyone have ideas?