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Date:      Sat, 14 Mar 2009 00:52:48 +0200
From:      Manolis Kiagias <>
Subject:   Re: issues in XFCE 4.6
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Keith Seyffarth wrote:
> New user gets a completely different interface. XFCE and components
> don't seem to launch, nor do they seem to be available. Not only is
> there no menu, there's no panel from which to launch the menu, and the
> panel won't start from the command line.

Well, this leads me to believe you don't have an .xinitrc file in the
new user's home directory

Create an ~/.xinitrc with

exec startxfce4

as the only content and try again.

>> I've got another system with XFCE that I will be upgrading tonight -
>> I'll let you know if it works out differently.
> Let me know. It would be nice to have a usable computer again.
> It's rather frustrating that any time there is an update for something
> X-related, it seems that if you're going to make the upgrade, you need
> to be ready to have your computer unusable for 3-10 days...

Just completed the upgrade on the second one. This is running 7-STABLE
amd64. I used the  pkg_rmleaves method and removed xfce4.4 and its leaf
ports.  Compiling completed without problems. On first start some icons
were indeed missing, but where fixed as soon as I selected the tango
theme. I can send you a complete list of the ports that were built if
you wish, but I think there is probably something else that's wrong in
your installation.

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