mikecz wrote:I know that LMDE XFCE is no longer supported, but I figured there are still a fair number of LMDE XFCE users still out there
and the fix I found in the xubuntu forums via a google search (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1286739) took care of that.
Anyway: I figured it would be of interest to someone so I'm posting it here.
My case too, and for Nvidia drivers I use the smxi/sgfxi scripts. Another member had written excellent explanations here (post #7) as to how it must be done properly without losing access to your X server. BTW, my Nvidia driver version shows 325.15.mikecz wrote:... kernel update breaking my NVidia drivers (I manually installed them rather than navigating the quagmire of confusing packages in Synaptic). It took me a bit of wrangling trying to reinstall the old drivers, but I eventually downloaded the latest version of the drivers (319.49) from http://www.nvidia.com and that did the trick.
Yes, you needed an "expanding transparent separator". I noticed the same. Why did it disappear? In my case, I suspect that I was using a version of the Whisker Menu which was no longer supported under XFCE 4.10. Hence it got removed, and the panel got confused.The only other oddity I found was that the icons on the xfce panel were all bunched up to the left side of the screen, and the size of the panel had increased.
I think I even got a glimpse of the dreadful gnome 3 desktop, but fortunately it didn't last long.The 'system default' graphical environment changed from xfce to Cinnamon,
Received error while trying to log out
Could not get owner of name 'org.xfce.SessionManager': no such name
Ken_g6 wrote:... but apparently the window manager got switched back to "Mutter".
I can manually switch back with xfwm4 --replace, but on reboot it goes back to Gnome. How can I fix this?
root@pc2:/home/techqc# ps -Af | grep mutter
root 5854 5848 0 03:02 pts/1 00:00:00 grep mutter
root@pc2:/home/techqc# ps -Af | grep nautilus
root 5856 5848 0 03:02 pts/1 00:00:00 grep nautilus
root@pc2:/home/techqc# ps -Af | grep mdm
root 5946 5848 0 03:17 pts/1 00:00:00 grep mdm
root@pc2:/home/techqc# ps -Af | grep xfwm
techqc 4070 4063 0 01:06 ? 00:00:02 xfwm4 --display :0.0 --sm-client-id 28e71cea8-0a2f-4ab5-8408-2a3f7531d8d8
root 5948 5848 0 03:17 pts/1 00:00:00 grep xfwm
root@pc2:/home/techqc# ps -Af | grep gdm
root 5950 5848 0 03:17 pts/1 00:00:00 grep gdm
Edit: Also, I can't figure out how to switch my desktop icons from Nautilus to Thunar. I killall nautilus, start thunar, but the Thunar desktop icons don't appear.
This ought to be easy: you can simply go to preferences > desktop (or right-click on the desktop) > icons tab, and from there select which icons you want on the desktop.Ken_g6 wrote:Edit: Also, I can't figure out how to switch my desktop icons from Nautilus to Thunar. I killall nautilus, start thunar, but the Thunar desktop icons don't appear.
Ah, I see. I was assuming you had already done this!Ken_g6 wrote:I finally figured out how to switch back to XFCE:
3. Use one of the options below the login prompt to switch the window manager to XFCE. When prompted, make the change permanent.
I guess it does! Glad you solved it.Everything looks much better now.
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