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neocookie 04-27-2004 09:38 AM

xFce error, please help.

I've just completed my third install of slackware onto old machine. Seems to have gone on ok. Its letting me log in, browse directories, etc. However, when I enter startx, I get a message from xFce stating "A crash occured in the pannel."

Has anyone experienced this before? Do I need to get xFce from their site and install it seperatly/update it?

Please help.

AlanL 04-27-2004 11:08 PM

Xfce needs the package called - startup-notification -
you can find it in the gnome directory.

neocookie 04-28-2004 06:37 AM

I thought that was optional? Their website says so.

I'm going to download the full package listing from their website and install everything, see whether that helps.

The weird thing is, it *does* load eventually. That error keeps on coming up, say every ten seconds, but in the background xFce loads. The menu works, the background is there, its just the panel which doesn't show.

neocookie 04-30-2004 07:57 AM

OK, I've installed startup-notification, from the slackware-current on their FTP site. I've also installed xFce 4.0.5 and pkgconfig from there, and libdbh from Libxml went on in the initial install.

I'm still getting the error. Is there a certain order to installation? Have I missed something else out?

AlanL 04-30-2004 11:38 PM

Maybe you should install packages from the 9.1 directory
instead of current. When I installed xfce from 9.1 dir.
it crashed. When I shut down x the console told me
that startup-notification was missing. Why dont you
let xfce crash then shut down x and see what message
you get. Something must be missing. Good Luck.

neocookie 05-28-2004 11:07 AM

FYI, I picked up the xFce-4.0.5.tgz package from, and the startup-notification.tgz package from the Slackware-Current tree on the site, and installed. xFce is running extreamily sweet now.

Lets hope Slack-current becomes slack-9.2 pretty soon!

jmdlcar 06-04-2004 06:55 PM

I had the same problem so I use a package called "swaret" it will install everything you need for xfce you will need gtk+2 install.

So far I install:


I download all from Slackware current and use swaret to update the lib packages.
It work great. Now I'am trying to get my printer to work.

Hope this help

neocookie 06-05-2004 08:18 AM

I have an issue with swaret, in that you have a large initial download of the package list. I've heard that all the package-management systems out there have similar problems: yum, portege, etc, all have to download a large list of packages and dependencies before you can install anything. This is a nightmare for be, because I've got two boxes with only a small amount of space, which get quickly over-loaded with software. My main box has been re-partitioned three times just to get enough space for linux and the packages I use regularly!

I use now. I find it easiest. :)

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