[SOLVED] Missing panel modules in XFCE4 - Slack 13.37
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Sometimes, in xfce3 and xfce4, in slackware 12.2, and slackware 13.1, my icons disappear from the panels, and sometimes the panels disappear too -- usually right after laptop dies on battery power, and thus is interrupted and not shutdown gracefully...
when this occurs, I get the panels and icons restored by removing stale session caches as follows:
(this removes all the xfce4 and xfwm cached sessions with one bang)
Even though you are experiencing different symptoms (the "not found" error when adding items to panel), maybe the same fix would work, since some cached session could be looking for the old versions of the various modules you are trying to add, and is reporting error at not finding them; deleting this cached session might force it to find the new stuff...
anyhow, something else to try...
Last edited by slac-in-the-box; 07-17-2011 at 05:12 PM.
Reason: added code tags
Thanks for the suggestion, but no luck. As far as I can find, the modules in question are part of the XFCE4 desktop, so it's not as if I forgot to add them ... in fact, I can't find them as separate entities to add them independently.
Weird one. I'd be inconsolable if I had to start from scratch. Not having an iconic view of running apps is a royal pain, though.
If I were you, I'd create a new user and see if there's anything different. BTW, I did an upgrade from 4.6.2 to 4.8 month ago, and those extra plugins I built for 4.6.2 could not be added to the panel. They need to be rebuilt for 4.8.