Thunar hangs on start (worked briefly before)
freebsdwicker at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 17:35:19 UTC 2007
I don't use xfce but in a KDE box there is always a configuration file in
the user's home directory (in this case it would more than likely be named
~/,thunar). If that's your case you can try deleting it and then launching
thunar should recreate it, fresh.
On 2/22/07, Chris Shenton <chris at shenton.org> wrote:
> I asked about a non-geek-friendly filemanager for my S.O. and a couple
> folks recommended Thunar. I installed it, and got the requisite hald and
> dbus running. After a few tries I got it to come up -- very nice,
> easy to use, found the USB drive we attached... good stuff.
> Later I tried again, and it started to come up, put a File Manager
> window on the screen but never populated it -- just 2 white blocks on
> a gray background.
> I've since cvsupped to 6.2-STABLE, made sure my ports were up to date,
> blah blah, and see the same thing. Top and ps show:
> 1010 chris 3 20 0 31056K 11076K kserel 0:01 0.00% Thunar
> chris at Bacalao:~<123> ps -auxlwww | grep thun
> chris 1010 0.0 2.2 31056 11076 p1 S+ 12:00PM 0:00.65thunar (Thunar) 1001 1005 0 20 0 kserel
> Oddly, I can't ^C or ^Z it to kill and background. Even a kill -9 on
> its PID doesn't kill it, even with sudo:
> chris at Bacalao:~<126> ps -auxlwww | grep thun
> chris 1010 0.0 2.2 31056 11068 p1 T+ 12:00PM 0:00.65thunar (Thunar) 1001 1005 0 96 0 -
> After killing it, I can try and start up a new thunar but it does the
> same thing: gray background with white blocks.
> Any ideas how I can track down the problem here?
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