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Old 04-09-2012, 10:21 AM   #1
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Talking xfce4.6.2 desktop without icons and background

Hello, I've installed slack 13.37 with xfce 4.6.2 desktop, after to install netbeans, when I rebooted, icons and background has missing, also no right-click on desktop. The screen is black,only when I run "xfdesktop &" it loads images and icons on desktop.

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Old 04-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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Well, that's strange... Check the file ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml, it should have a section that loads xfdesktop:

<property name="Client3_Command" type="array">
  <value type="string" value="xfdesktop"/>
Alternatively, you can copy the file /etc/xfce/xdg/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml to your local directory (mentioned above). Make a backup of the file if you need to.

Hope that helps.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:27 AM   #3
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Thanks,Diantre, I did the following steps:

-Wrote "xfdesktop &" from terminal, that load the icons and background of desktop.
-Then "Menu---Settings---Desktop" and configured "icon type:File/launcher icons", after reboot a few times, today,the desktop goes fine.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:59 AM   #4
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I'm glad that worked out for you! Could you please mark this thread as solved?


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