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I have heard of a few people having the same probelm I am which is when I install XFCE as my windowmanger I get an error about the panel and it needs to be restarted and I click ok and it just doens' tog away. So why doens't XFCE work w/ slack 9.1?
I had that problem once in a while and ended up installing a newer version.
The xfce website links to a slackpac for 4.0.5.
If you upgrade you may or may not need libiconv, you'll also need something to generate menus. There is a real easy script to do it but I forget the name. (menumaker?)
There's plenty of help and alot of panel goodies at the site.
Look at what X says you need from the console. It should be something like notification or something like that, right? Look in the Gnome install path for that. Better yet, just install Gnome and the libraries inside its install path and your problem should go away.
Now here's the question:
Are you installing XFCE from a CD or from downloaded packages? If from downloaded packages, try installing from Disk 1. If you want, I can send you the package from my disk 1 in case it's different from yours. What's the MD5 sum for your package you installed from? (Might as well tell both XFce and libnotification)
Last edited by r_jensen11; 05-28-2004 at 10:37 AM.
How can I read the console when I run the command startx and it sort of starts? I installed off the cd's and I have no clue what md5 sums mean and If I had enough room to install all of GNOME i would...but I have very limited space so I just need to know which packages I need.
XFCE under slack is not corrupted, remember is GTK base and use a lot of gnome libraries and issues. Remember too that slack is a non dependencies check so it doesn't tell you what xfce is missing. If you install xfce 4.0.3 from slack 9.1 CD i suggest that you install startup-notification from slack CD too, and not startup-notification from slack-current or swaret, cause xfce use the same version of startup-notification from gnome, which means for example if you use kdevelop 3.0. you can't run it whit kdelibs 3.1.4 right? you have to download kdelibs 3.2. to run kdevelop 3.0. the same way if you want to run kdevelop 2.5. you can't do it whit kdelibs 3.2. get my point? that happend too whit xfce and startup-notification some people here say i can't run xfce 4.0.3 but i could run xfce 4.0.5 it's probably cause those people are having upgrade gnome or startup-notification whit the same version xfce needs.