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BW-userx 10-01-2013 07:07 PM

Xfce setting no longer work
 
I was just sitting in my Xfce configuring slackware when it started not working as it did . windows setting 4 and it only show 1 my top bar on all my window apps is no longer there so I cannot move them instead I have to close them to get them out of the way, the window manager no longer opens -- I created another user it works ok so far but how do I fix this one so I can use it as I just got it set almost perfect with the apps I installed to use in it . I don't even have right click in here to spell check lol what happen? :cry:

Habitual 10-01-2013 07:20 PM

You could logout and open a console using Ctrl+Alt+F1 and login as yourself.
Code:

mv ~/.config/xfce4 ~/.config/xfce4.bak
exit

Ctrl+Alt+F7 and log back in.

Warning: This will 'reset' your Desktop 'Experience' to 'default' settings

This does not affect your "apps" other than where their placement on the desktop and/or panels.

if that doesn't work, just mv the entire ~/.config to ~/.config.bak and log back in.

Worse case scenario, mv those/it back.

Lufbery 10-01-2013 10:52 PM

I had the same problem and posted here September 19th.

The problem seemed to happen after the security updates I applied that night.

So far, I haven't found more than a temporary answer. :(

Habitual 10-02-2013 09:12 AM

alas, I forgot about [slackware-security] glibc (SSA:2013-260-01) breaking some of my stuff also.
I had to roll-back the changes using the install media.

tronayne 10-03-2013 06:07 AM

That sometimes happens around here (not so much anymore, but sometimes). First thing I do to "fix" it is
Code:

rm -r /home/userid/.cache
Cures a lot of ills (like when you log out and it takes five minutes for things to die?).

Hope this helps some.

Lufbery 10-08-2013 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tronayne (Post 5039156)
That sometimes happens around here (not so much anymore, but sometimes). First thing I do to "fix" it is
Code:

rm -r /home/userid/.cache
Cures a lot of ills (like when you log out and it takes five minutes for things to die?).

Hope this helps some.

A variation of your recommendation worked!

I didn't clear the whole .cache directory, but I deleted the XFCE4 directory and files. Now everything is working again.

Thanks!


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