From time to time I get XFCE crashing…
Generally a reboot fix the problem, but not this time…
So now, upon startup I get a grey XFCE Desktop (no background), which is not a big matter.
But my concern is that I also don’t get any icon (no trash, folder, computer, and none of the files I left on my desktop), ant right click on the desktop don’t work either.
I can access my files on the desktop with a file manager but I would like to fix the problem.
I found this thread on the forum : solved-can-t-right-click-on-desktop
It seems to be similar to what I get but the solution (using dconf) is for MATE, is there a equivalent for XFCE ?
Any other idea to help ?
Thanks Jude, sure, it should be easier to help me with the logs
Unfortunately it seems that I have insufficient privileges to upload them here
So I put the tar file in Dropbox (hope this will be convenient) : Logs
I took a look to the logs, I don’t understand anything but somewhere I noticed that conky generated errors (négative size for widget) so I removed it, but it changed nothing after reboot)
Also, I didn’t find /var/log/lightdm/x-0-greeter.log
Thanks for help
@Patrick Have you attempted a tear down and rebuild of XFCE? XFCE is generally really stable I hear so this situation is unfortunate
Sys01: Surface Pro 3; Antergos + Plasma; 4GB mem; linux-surfacepro3-git 4.18+ kernel, thanks to alyptik
@n_mag This is a good advice but I am a little afraid of doing this. XFCE is my only one desktop and I fear building a full non-working desktop. I think I should before add another desktop…
So I start looking for tutos about adding desktops to antergos and rebuilding xfce and if you know some good ones, please share them.
Also if somebody have a simpler idea, I would be happy to test it before starting such jobs…
@Patrick if you want to install a light desktop as a replacement for xfce (while you’re fixing it) you could install LXDE or LXQt:
you can install with:
sudo pacman -S lxde
sudo pacman -S lxqt
Then logout, and somewhere in your login screen (i don’t know which one you’re using) you can switch from xfce to lxde or lxqt.
OBS: you can have both of them installed, i never had problems doing thid, although some people state that may cause conflicts to each other.
Still in love with Antergos (default OS)
Linux newbie since 06/2016
**@fernandomaroto Hi Fernando !
Thanks for your advice I really appreciate it !
I tried to install lxde but I got a conflict between libgtk2 and libgtk3 thus I cancelled and instead installed lxqt without conflict.
Unfortunately I didn’t manage to access to it, disconnecting or rebooting always make xfce starting again, no choice for window managers…
But I think it was finally a good thing for me, as I started for looking another solution for my initial problem and I found it here.
I just needed to do :
rm -R ~/.cache/sessions/*
reconfigure the wallpaper
And all is working right know.
Thanks to all for your help, I hope this thread will help another ones !