[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#640842: Same problem

M Yudkowsky moshe at pobox.com
Mon Jan 9 23:02:28 UTC 2012

I've just experienced the same problem, to the extent that I can't even use the xfce window system at all:

* "pgrep xfwm4" finds no process. From my eyeball of the startup process, xfwm4 starts up and then fails; I've yet to find the log that shows the failure.

* None of the windows can be focused on with the mouse; the windows lack proper decorations (handles, close boxes); I've got only one workspace instead of eight, and so and and so forth.

* "xfwm4 --display=:0.0, from the root console (not from within the windowing system), does not seem to restart the manager. I get an error message instead, "xfwm4:27742 Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0", which I interpret to mean that I don't know what I'm doing.

* reinstallation of xfwm4 does not work

 Moshe Yudkowsky * moshe at pobox.com * http://www.pobox.com/~moshe

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