Status of Xorg 7.5 and xfce4?

Richard Kuhns rjk at
Wed May 5 14:45:03 UTC 2010

On 05/05/10 10:26, Ondrej Majerech wrote:
> Richard Kuhns wrote:
>> I'll try renaming ~/.config/xfce4 when I get home this evening. I've already
>> removed ~/.config/xfce4-session to no effect, and I don't have an xorg.conf file
>> at all.
> Then I suppose you are using HAL and Dbus, right? Does any of these two 
> complain about anything? You could try disabling them and writing an 
> Xorg.conf by hand and see that gets you anywhere.

Yes, I'm using HAL and Dbus. I'm getting the following error when I try to start
my desktop with xfce4-session installed (which, except for the process ID, is
just like the other failure reports I've found in the mailing list archives):
process 1675: arguments to dbus_message_new_signal() were incorrect, assertion
"_dbus_check_is_valid_path (path)" failed in file dbus-message.c line 1165.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
  D-Bus not compiled with backtrace support so unable to print a backtrace

(xfce4-settings-helper:1693): libxfcegui4-WARNING **: ICE I/O Error

(xfce4-settings-helper:1693): xfce4-settings-helper-WARNING **: Failed to
connect to session manager
Abort trap (core dumped)
xfce4-settings-helper is already running

(xfce4-settings-helper:1699): libxfcegui4-WARNING **: ICE I/O Error

(xfce4-settings-helper:1699): libxfcegui4-WARNING **: Disconnected from session

(xfdesktop:1689): libxfcegui4-WARNING **: ICE I/O Error

I've deinstalled and reinstalled libICE and all xfce4 ports since updating Xorg.

>> BTW, the machine I updated is running amd64; was your successful update amd64 or
>> i386?
> Mine's i386.

OK, a general question then: could anyone running an FreeBSD 8.0 amd64
kernel/userland report that they have a working Xorg 7.5/xfce4 installation?

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