issues in XFCE 4.6

Fbsd1 fbsd1 at
Fri Mar 13 22:57:57 PDT 2009

Keith Seyffarth wrote:
> I went through pkg_rmleaves and deleted xfce and then everything it
> exposed, then re-installed using portinstall -R
> This installed 32 packages when I had only deleted 31, so something
> got installed that wasn't previously.
> Unfortunately, this still didn't fix the problems.
> The XFCE menu still isn't available, and the screen resolution is
> really horrible (did the developers assume everyone has a 30"
> monitor?)
> Anyway, what I really need is to know how to manually fix the
> configuration since access to "settings" isn't available through XFCE
> in 4.6 so I can make this usable until XFCE can be fixed.
> Unless someone else has another idea...
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Your problem is not xfce but xorg. It went through massive changes in 
7.1 and it's now mandatory to have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf. You have to add
Option "AllowEmptyInput" "Off" statement as last line in "ServerLayout" 
section. Doing console command Xorg -config /etc/X11/xorg.conf will 
build you one.  By the way i used the package version of xfce4 on 7.1 
and it's working just fine after i added the above xorg fixes.

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