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Old 12-19-2010, 08:00 AM   #1
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When file managers clash


I am currently running Slackware 13.1, XFCE. Initially it was with Thunar, but then I changed it to Nautilus.(I also have GSB installed)

The thing is, the system is behaving unnaturally, and that would mean: I can no longer change the wallpaper, nor can I log out -- neither by CTRL+ALT+Bksp, or by clicking the airplane icon and conky is no longer steady -- comes and leaves as it pleases.

I've google-ed around, but I couldn't find any answers. If you have any idea, I'd be grateful.

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Tis is one of the reasons I don't use Xfce or Gnome. The desktop area in both environments is inextricably linked to the default file manager. Try to change it and you're going to run into trouble.
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Too bad we're mere humans who can't resist the temptation of changing everything. (and thus breaking pretty much everything)
Old 12-19-2010, 08:30 AM   #4
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You might wanna try an independent file manager like PCManFM-Mod, which is better than PCManFM and works great for me

I have my own pre-made slackware pkg for it also 1.1.3
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Thanks, mate, for your reply.
But I'm more interested in fixing the existing issue before starting making other blunders.


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