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Old 12-05-2004, 08:27 PM   #1
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xfce desktop is acting like gnome???!!!


Hi all,

At the command line of a xfce4 session i called nautilus:

nautilus --browser

After that my xfce4 desktop pretty much turned into gnome. The wallpaper and desktop icons that i have on gnome now on xfce4. Right click on xfce4 desktop would bring up gnome menu. Xfce4 panel is still there though.

Any ideas how to fix this would be greatly appreciated. I like xfce4.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 08:36 PM   #2
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Nautilus is pretty much integrated with Gnome. If you kill it, most likely all the desktop icons and wallpaper will go away. Nautilus most likely launches all the other gnome applets as they are required by Nautilus.

If your wanting a file browser, try using an alternative one instead of Nautilus would be my suggestion.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 08:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for answering!

I don't want to kill nautilus. The problem now is that i'm in an xfce4 session but it's acting like gnome. Xfce4 is very clean and that's why i like it. By default it has no icons on the desktop. There's not a gigantic panel on the bottom. To access the full menu, you right click anywhere on the desktop. But now i get all these gnome icons on my xfce4 desktop. If i delete them they're gone on my gnome too. Right click the desktop now brings up gnome menu, not xfce4 menu. In short, i get gnome desktop for my xfce4 session. I just want my xfce4 desktop back.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 08:51 PM   #4
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Yeah, basically like I said, when you started nautilus, it started just about everything Gnome needs and runs; as its pretty much running alongside your XFce desktop. I don't know of any other way to run Nautilus without everything else, like icons, applets, etc. That's why I suggested finding another file browser instead of trying to find a workaround for Gnome, its most likely less hassle and less work, etc, if there is a work around I'm not aware of.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 09:04 PM   #5
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The thing is i don't use nautilus anymore. I went back to xffm (xfce4 file manager), but the problem still remains.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 06:54 AM   #6
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You must have nautilus running on you system still.

Try "ps -aux" from a xterm window and see if nautilus is running. If it is, try "killall nautilus" or kill by process number.

As tricky kid said, nautilus will also draw the desktop and attempt to take over. Start nautilus using "nautilus --no-desktop" to get around this, if you must use it.

I hope this helps
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Old 12-06-2004, 10:36 AM   #7
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I tried "killall nautilus" and it removed Gnome desktop icons and all that but no menu would pop up anymore when right-clicking the desktop. Finally i turned on the session chooser by luck (didn't know what it was), logged out, logged back in and i was presented with a list of sessions to choose from. I just created a new session and everything is just like i just installed xfce.

Thanks all for replying.
 
  


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