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Old 10-01-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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Angry 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?
 
Old 10-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 10-01-2013, 09:52 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 10-02-2013, 08:12 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 10-03-2013, 05:07 AM   #5
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That sometimes happens around here (not so much anymore, but sometimes). First thing I do to "fix" it is
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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.
 
Old 10-08-2013, 08:57 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tronayne View Post
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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