I'm running XFCE 4.6.1. on Gentoo x86.
I have problems with some launcher and menu items since a recent update to latest ebuilds (emerge --update --deep --newuse world). This pulled in the xfce 4.6.1 ebuilds.
If I have "run in terminal" set in the .desktop file then the target app runs (but obviously with an unwanted terminal window).
If I have "run in terminal" NOT set in the .desktop file, then nothing seems to happen. There is nothing relevant in /var/log/messages or anywhere else that I can see.
Most launcher apps work fine but the problem exists with at least wine and crossover (i.e. two different copies of wine)
Any suggestions on how to work out what is happening?
Example .desktop file is (created through "create Launcher" menu):
It works here. I just changed the path for my system and removed the Terminal=true line. Notepad runs fine.
Thanks for testing, it used to work for me until a month or so ago.
This is really bugging me!
Turns out this was caused by having built glib with -O3
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-78 … crash.html gave me the idea because my hald was crashing but rebuiling glib with -O2 also fixes my launcher problems!!!