upgrading xfce4 fails

Markus Hoenicka markus.hoenicka at mhoenicka.de
Sat Jan 27 23:30:52 UTC 2007

John Nielsen writes:
 > I second Warren's endorsement of the upgrade. :)

Now that I managed to get it up and running, I fully agree with both
of you :-)

BTW turns out I had an old version of libxfcegui4.so in /usr/X11R6/lib
which screwed up the build. After removing this library with its
associated .a and .la files, and rebuilding some ports that use this
library, the update finally worked ok. Even transparency and drop
shadows seem to work ok with the i810 driver.

There's one thing broken though: After the upgrade, panel plugins fail
to display correct values. The battery monitor claims the battery of
my laptop is at 0%. The network monitor plugin also sees the traffic
at 0 kbyte/s no matter what I do. The volume plugin displays a value
according to where I click in the plugin, but this does not translate
to a higher or lower volume. Inversely, if I set the volume using
xfce4-mixer, the value is not correctly displayed by the plugin. Did
you notice similar problems? Did I miss to upgrade a package that all
plugins rely on?


Markus Hoenicka
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