[nSLUG] Problem with XFCE
jwark at eastlink.ca
Thu Aug 30 22:39:35 ADT 2007
What versions of Xubuntu and XFCE are you using? With Kubuntu
6.06/Dapper Drake/XFCE 3.9, one of the XFCE processes runs away every
now and then, so that was my reason for trying to use XFCE 4.4.
On Tuesday 31 July 2007 02:06, David Payne wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 12:50:00AM -0300, Rich wrote:
> > Jack Warkentin wrote:
> > > So I tried XFCE which appeared to be much "lighter weight" than
> > > KDE or Gnome and I preferred it to both Gnome and KDE. However,
> > > discovered several times that one of its components created a
> > > process (I am using Ubuntu 6.06/Dapper Drake and the XFCE
> > > 4.3.0-0ubuntu1). So I reverted back to KDE. Has anyone else come
> > > against this problem with XFCE?
> > >
> > >
> > Hi Jack,
> > You were using an old version of XFCE. The recent 4.4 version
> > Desktop icons (except icon contents like images or such, I think
> > in next release) and udev device icons
> > This version fixed quite a few issues. I had 4.2, and tried using
> > but found some short comings for what I do.
> > However, I've been using 4.4 for a few months now, and it is very
> > solid. There was a problem with cairo libs,
> > but that was more Slackware 12.0 related.
> > I hit my system pretty hard, and I noticed Gnome w/Dropline 2.16
> > helping, it was getting slower and slower.
> > So I decided to try XFCE 4.4. I originally compiled it by hand,
> > it working, except overlooked an important python lib.
> > This caused me some headaches once I traced it down (not well
> > documented). However, around that time, Slackware 12.0 had it
> > and working. So I tried the Slack 12.0 packages and it worked
> > except Amarok was not configured for postgres - so I had to
> > Other than that, its been very solid and fast. I was running a
> > hungry java client, which ran better under XFCE.
> > I also gave Kde 3.5 a whirl to see how much has changed over the
> > I normally don't bother swapping desktops on the fly.
> > I tried it, and turned off all the fancy animations to gain the
> > was sucking up. I feel Kde and Gnome are trying to be Win XXX
> > alikes.. which in my mind is the wrong direction to take. Make
> > easy, but don't stop or rollback innovation just because Microslop
> > so.
> > I'm now back on XFCE.
> > I found a PC for sale, 64-bit 500MB Ram, 60GB hdd w/WinXP, and DVD
> > burner + monitor for $200. :)
> > I yanked the drive and stuck it in my son's pc, because he won't
> > to Linux.. I tried and pat him on the head when he whines about
> > and adware flooding his system. I tell him here is the install
> > have fun. :) I later installed a 75GB drive with Slack 12.0
> > wife.
> > She's one happy camper now. She was running a K6-III 450 w/320MB
> > The machine was almost 10 years old. :)
> > She tried XFCE, but got used to Nautilus... ugh.. I do not like
> > either. So I installed Dropline 2.18 beta now, she is running
> > So I found, XFCE is not for everyone. My wife uses her desktop
> > in ways I've never bothered to.
> > I just use a file manager or cmd line for that.. call me
> > See if you get a more recent version of XFCE. Its worth it.
> > Regards
> > Rich
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> I just recently switched to Xfce (with Xubuntu). My
> computers doesn't really have a problem dealing with Gnome
> it's just that I never found myself using most of the
> features that gnome provided. I just want 2 panels, a
> clock, a menu system and a workspcae switcher. That's all I
> really used in Gnome and that's all I really need. I am
> giving Xfce a try because I think it can meet all my needs
> with very little bloat. But, time will tell.
> David Payne
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