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Bug 79154 - xfce-base/xfce4-4.2 -- panel doesn't load.
Summary: xfce-base/xfce4-4.2 -- panel doesn't load.
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: XFCE Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-01-22 16:02 UTC by Chris
Modified: 2005-01-22 18:58 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Chris 2005-01-22 16:02:08 UTC
after setting up sudoers to allow reboots in xfce4, i attempted to reboot at which point the computer crashed.
after a reboot, upon logging into xfce4 the panel doesn't load.  at first I thought xfce4 failed to load.

thus far i have attempted to:
1.)  revert sudoers back to default
2.)  delete the ~/.config directory.
3.)  add xfce4-panel to xsession.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:

bash-2.05b# emerge info
Portage 2.0.51-r3 (default-linux/x86/2004.3, gcc-3.3.5, glibc-,
2.6.10-gentoo-r5gtp32 i686)
System uname: 2.6.10-gentoo-r5gtp32 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
Gentoo Base System version 1.4.16
Autoconf: sys-devel/autoconf-2.59-r5
Automake: sys-devel/automake-1.8.5-r1
Binutils: sys-devel/binutils-
Headers:  sys-kernel/linux26-headers-
Libtools: sys-devel/libtool-1.5.2-r7
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=i686 -mcpu=athlon-xp -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb /usr/kde/2/share/config
/usr/kde/3.3/env /usr/kde/3.3/share/config /usr/kde/3.3/shutdown
/usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/share/config /usr/share/texmf/dvipdfm/config/
/usr/share/texmf/dvips/config/ /usr/share/texmf/tex/generic/config/
/usr/share/texmf/tex/platex/config/ /usr/share/texmf/xdvi/ /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=i686 -mcpu=athlon-xp -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs autoconfig buildpkg ccache distcc distlocks sandbox sfperms"
USE="3dnow X aac aalib acpi aim alsa apm audiofile avi berkdb bitmap-fonts
bmpcdparanoia cdr crypt cups dga dio directfb divx4linux dvb dvd dvdr encode f77
fam fbcon flac font-server foomaticdb fortran ftp gdbm gif gphoto2 gpm gstreamer
icq imagemagick imlib ipv6 jabber jack java joystick jpeg junit kde kdexdeltas
libg++ libwww lirc mad mikmod mime mmx mng motif mpeg msn ncurses nls nptl objc
oggvorbis openal opengl pam pda pdflib perl pic png python qt quicktime readline
real ruby samba scanner sdl speex spell sse ssl svg svga tcpd tetex tga theora
tiff truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts usb wmf wxwindows x86 xine xinerama
xml2 xmms xpm xv xvid yahoo zlib"

also, i have started the thread:
Comment 1 Brad Cowan (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-01-22 16:18:24 UTC
try removing .cache and .config while not in X and then startxfce4
Comment 2 Chris 2005-01-22 18:58:25 UTC
found a solution -- you must leave "save desktop on exit" on.  if not, it seems that xfce4-panel will be removed from starting up.

to fix, all that was needed was to use the run command from xfce4's menu to get xfce4-panel then exit xfce4 and save the desktop.

I've submitted a bug to the xfce4 mailing list and will also post this solution to them in hopes they fix it.

thanks for the suggestion though.