[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#632404: xfwm4: no longer starts after xfce4 upgrade; possible interaction with gnome-terminal?

cfr ReesCF at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 02:09:27 UTC 2011

Package: xfwm4
Version: 4.8.1-3
Severity: normal

Since recent upgrade of xfce4 etc. to 4.8.1, xfwm4 no longer starts on login even though it is set to start "immediately" in the session settings preferences.

When it does start, I think it may be interacting oddly with gnome-terminal. I filed a bug against gnome-terminal thinking it was that but now I'm not so sure. All windows for gnome-terminal shrink to almost nothing - just one or two spaces in additon to the prompt text. They mostly shrink upwards and then leftwards. Sometimes resizing them works for only a second before it repeats. Clicks from primary mouse button are ignored. Close buttons in preferences dialogues cannot be selected by mouse (works in "about" dialogue). This doesn't seem to affect other windows, so I assumed it was the update of gnome-terminal but because I'm seeing terminal windows start with no window manager, it is clear the resizing oddness occurs when xfwm4 is started. 

Until recent updates of xfce4 to 4.8.1 etc. and gnome-terminal to 3.0.1, everything worked more-or-less beautifully. So although I'm very, very new to linux, I don't think this is (simple) user error which I would normally assume!

All packages installed are from wheezy as far as I can tell. (I've never specified sid.)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.39-2-powerpc
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfwm4 depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.13-7     Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2              0.94-2     simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0            2.23.3-3   GDK Pixbuf library
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.28.6-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.24.4-3   The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libpango1.0-0                 1.28.3-6   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libstartup-notification0      0.12-1     library for program launch feedbac
ii  libwnck22                     2.30.4-3   Window Navigator Construction Kit 
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.4.3-2  X11 client-side library
ii  libxcomposite1                1:0.4.3-2  X11 Composite extension library
ii  libxdamage1                   1:1.1.3-2  X11 damaged region extension libra
ii  libxext6                      2:1.3.0-3  X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0                4.8.0-2    widget library for Xfce
ii  libxfce4util4                 4.8.1-3    Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfconf-0-2                 4.8.0-3    Client library for Xfce4 configure
ii  libxfixes3                    1:5.0-4    X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxrandr2                    2:1.3.1-2  X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1                   1:0.9.6-2  X Rendering Extension client libra

Versions of packages xfwm4 recommends:
ii  librsvg2-common               2.34.0-1   SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  xfwm4-themes                  4.6.0-3    Theme files for xfwm4

Versions of packages xfwm4 suggests:
ii  xfce4                   Meta-package for the Xfce Lightwei

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