[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#357405: xfce4-panel: panel forgets entries when used with multi-head config

Phillip Steinbachs phil at steinbachs.org
Fri Mar 17 04:10:11 UTC 2006

Package: xfce4-panel
Version: 4.2.3-1
Severity: important

There is a problem with the panel on  multi-head (non Xinerama) setups. 
I can make changes to the panel on the second head (:0.1), but they are not 
remembered on the next login.  Changes to the panel on the first display (:0.0) 
are remembered.  The panel stores its configuration data under
~/.config/xfce4/panel in the contents.xml file, and copies this to
contents.xml.active while logged in.  It also creates a contents.xml.active.1 
file for the second head, but its contents are being derived from the defaults.
Basically, the panel is not properly saving the state of the second panel at 
session logout (yes I've tried saving the session).  It requires that you
reconfigure the panel after each login, and I consider that unusable for most

I experience this problem on all multi-head systems, and it has been present
since at least the first 4.2 packages.  Currently I'm using xfce4-panel 4.2.3-1
from testing and unstable.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
   APT prefers unstable
   APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages xfce4-panel depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0              1.10.3-1        The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                    2.3.6-3         GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libglib2.0-0             2.8.6-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0              2.8.13-1        The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                  6.9.0.dfsg.1-4  Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0            1.10.4-1        Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                   6.9.0.dfsg.1-4  X Window System Session Management
ii  libstartup-notification0 0.8-1           library for program launch feedbac
ii  libx11-6                 6.9.0.dfsg.1-4  X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxfce4mcs-client-2     4.2.3-1         Client library for Xfce4 configure
ii  libxfce4mcs-manager-2    4.2.3-1         Manager library for Xfce4 configur
ii  libxfce4util-1        Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-3            4.2.3-1         Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  libxml2                  2.6.23.dfsg.2-2 GNOME XML library
ii  procps                   1:3.2.6-2.1     /proc file system utilities
ii  xlibs                    6.9.0.dfsg.1-4  X Window System client libraries m
ii  zlib1g                   1:1.2.3-11      compression library - runtime

xfce4-panel recommends no packages.

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