issues in XFCE 4.6

Keith Seyffarth weif at
Sun Mar 15 16:50:47 PDT 2009

> You could try hitting ALT+F2 and typing xfce4-settings-manager or
> xfce4-settings-editor to run these.

I was able to set some things this way, but some settings don't take
(such as screen resolution).

also, changing the theme to Tango didn't fix the missing icons (yes,
icons-tango-0.8.1_1 and icons-tango-extras-0.1.0_1 are both installed)

> As for the screen resolution, I upgraded one more machine today and it
> went down to 1024x768 instead of 1280x1024.
> This was the only machine I had had in the past to adjust resolution by
> using XFCE's display applet. Every other machine would start directly at
> the correct resolution. In the previous XFCE version, the Display applet
> would correctly set this, but not in 4.6. Although the correct
> resolution was selectable, it just resulted to a blank screen.
> Finally, I used xrandr to adjust the resolution. This maybe of some help
> to you as well:

Adding xrandr to the .xinitrc file seems to have the screen resolution
and flicker fixed.

One other thing, though, the exit button (from the panel) now only has
the option to "Quit," which is doesn't do. Fortunately, this is pretty
easy to work around, just shutdown from an xterm.


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