PLEASE HELP | xfce taskbar panel keeps crashing

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PLEASE HELP | xfce taskbar panel keeps crashing

Post by antiflag6 » Sun Oct 12, 2003 5:16 am

For some reason when i boot up not my xfce panel (system tray) is empty and when i try to add a item it says "A crash has occured in the panel... meanwhile it will be restarted blah blah blah"
Am i going to have to unmerge xfce then emerge it again or do i simply need to configure something?

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Post by nobspangle » Mon Oct 20, 2003 9:40 pm

I have a similar problem my panel just randomly crashes with an error then it restarts and crashes and restarts and eventually the whole of XFCE crashes
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Post by Craxx » Sun Nov 09, 2003 5:13 pm

Is there a solution for the problem??
Please help.

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Post by fuz » Mon Nov 10, 2003 2:08 am

try man xfce4panel
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Post by Sniper Fox » Mon Nov 10, 2003 2:36 pm

Can you use XFCE long enough to get to the "To KDE" button? If not, you're going to have to use "magic kde" from the command line.

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Post by Craxx » Mon Nov 10, 2003 4:55 pm

ok KDE works.
But what should i do to use the better xfce because of less memory usage.
How can i fix it?

I can´t find a manual for xfce4panel.


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Post by Craxx » Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:45 pm

Come on guys what could we do?
PLease help.

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Post by Sniper Fox » Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:03 pm

Read my HOWTO on the forum for how to install IceWM. It's more usable than XFCE and half of the memory usage.

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Post by fuz » Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:17 pm

what error are you getting? a dialog box with the message "XFCE - Panel has crashed unexpectadly" or dump to console with segfault?
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Post by Craxx » Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:30 pm

@ Fuz: "XFCE - Panel has crashed unexpectadly"

@Sniper Fox: THX i downloaded your post and i will try at weekend.

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Post by fuz » Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:32 pm

cRAZZ: then your probably going to have to (a) remerge xfce, (b) use icewm
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Post by Craxx » Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:35 pm

Sorry Fuz i saw and edit.

Yes i will try icewm. At this time i use KDE.
I have 128mb RAM so it works quiet fast. But i think also icewm would be better and it looks great.

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Post by fuz » Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:40 pm

hope it all goes swimmingly for you
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Post by Craxx » Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:41 pm

i will post my result.

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Post by nobspangle » Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:45 am

A new masked build of XFCE4 was released today on portage. You could try emerging the panel from that to see if it solves your problem.
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