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#1 2006-10-10 09:37:20

metalmodman
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Desktop settings are not working

im using debian 3.1 unstable
xfce4 4.3.99.1-1
I just upgrade from gnome every things seems to be working but im missing a couple of things when I right click Desktop Menu is greyed and Display Settings gives me this error

Xfce Settings Manager error:
No such plugin "backdrop"

I have xfdesktop4 installed same version I dont know what to do :?

thanks

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#2 2006-10-12 10:20:35

metalmodman
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Re: Desktop settings are not working

does any one know how I can manualy open the util or change the background

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#3 2006-10-14 12:55:34

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Re: Desktop settings are not working

Exactly the same problem  :-x Please help us  lol

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#4 2006-10-14 16:13:13

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Re: Desktop settings are not working

Probably the xfdesktop package is b0rked.

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#5 2006-10-14 16:52:15

royal_kebab
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Re: Desktop settings are not working

I think that you want to say 'broken'  smile
But i reconfigure the package of xfce4deskop..... nothing happen  :-x
thx for your reply

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#6 2006-10-15 15:16:14

thehundredthone
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Re: Desktop settings are not working

have you installed libxfce4mcs, xfce-mcs-manager and xfce-mcs-plugins?


Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes
That way, if they get angry, they're a mile away and barefoot

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#7 2006-10-15 16:32:01

jimbo-62
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Re: Desktop settings are not working

metalmodman wrote:

im using debian 3.1 unstable
xfce4 4.3.99.1-1
I just upgrade from gnome every things seems to be working but im missing a couple of things when I right click Desktop Menu is greyed and Display Settings gives me this error

Xfce Settings Manager error:
No such plugin "backdrop"

I have xfdesktop4 installed same version I dont know what to do :?

thanks

I have Debian Etch installed with xfce 4.3.99.1 and everything works perfectly. Maybe the unstable version has a bug.

Good luck, jimbo

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#8 2006-10-15 23:00:56

metalmodman
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Re: Desktop settings are not working

thehundredthone wrote:

have you installed libxfce4mcs, xfce-mcs-manager and xfce-mcs-plugins?

yes yes and yes

I have Debian Etch installed with xfce 4.3.99.1 and everything works perfectly. Maybe the unstable version has a bug.

Good luck, jimbo

I installed the debian package xfce on both testing and unstable same problem 4.3.99.1-1


thank you for the reply  :-|

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#9 2006-10-26 17:11:49

jiml
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Re: Desktop settings are not working

I have the same problem.  I was running Etch, but getting xfce from os-works.  I decided to change to using the Debian xfce. I ran dist-upgrade.

Now I have lost my background, right-click on the desktop does nothing, and there is no menu on my taskbar.

I am sure it is a small problem, just apt-get install something, but what something am I missing?

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#10 2006-10-26 19:20:16

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Re: Desktop settings are not working

jiml wrote:

I am sure it is a small problem, just apt-get install something, but what something am I missing?

xfdesktop

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#11 2006-10-27 14:46:23

thehundredthone
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Re: Desktop settings are not working

^^ there's going to be a big d'oh! if that works  :razz:


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#12 2006-10-28 23:18:17

metalmodman
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Re: Desktop settings are not working

The menu works I have a desktop just not the program to change the background :-(
did I post in the wrong forum?

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#13 2006-10-29 15:55:53

TomE
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Re: Desktop settings are not working

have you got "/usr/lib/xfce4/mcs-plugins/backdrop_settings.so" ?
this is the mcs plugin that controls the desktop settings.
if you do not have some thing is wrong with the install, and you will have to reinstall xfce.

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#14 2006-10-29 22:46:17

metalmodman
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Re: Desktop settings are not working

yeah I have it

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#15 2007-11-21 09:14:49

slackline
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Re: Desktop settings are not working

I've just encountered the same setting after rebooting on Gentoo.

No wallpaper, and when I go to the Desktop Settings I get the dialog saying..

'Xfce Settings Manager error: No such plugin "backdrop"'

Also I can no longer right-click (menu) or middle-click (list desktop and apps) with the mouse on the desktop.

I re-emerged xfce-mcs-manager xfce4-mcs-plugins and libxfce4mcs but this has made no difference whatsoever.

Running xfdesktop from the command line gives...

$ xfdesktop
xfdesktop: error while loading shared libraries: libmd5.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

A little searching suggests that this file belongs to libwww and is required by exo (see listing at http://tinderbox.dev.gentoo.org/html/de … .3.2.html).  However emerging libwww has no effect :-(

Can anyone suggest how to resolve this issue?

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#16 2007-11-21 10:40:23

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Re: Desktop settings are not working

re-emerged xfdesktop

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#17 2007-11-21 11:49:37

slackline
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Re: Desktop settings are not working

Hmmm, now why didn't I think of trying that first :?

Reinstalling xfdesktop sorted out the problem.  Thanks for reminding me of the obvious  roll

Cheers

slack

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#18 2007-11-23 16:02:35

Blackhole
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Re: Desktop settings are not working

I have exactly the same problem  :-| I'm using Debian.
I did reinstall Xfce, but it doesn't help at all.

What are you suggest? (Xfce version 4.3.99.2)

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#19 2007-11-23 19:06:46

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Re: Desktop settings are not working

Ask you distro to upgrade to 4.4.1 or 4.4.2 and recompile xfdesktop.

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#20 2007-11-23 20:04:24

Blackhole
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Re: Desktop settings are not working

My distro have no access to newer Xfce versions. Is there any repository contains new Xfce so I could put it to my sources.list?

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#21 2007-11-24 12:52:44

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Re: Desktop settings are not working

You could use the repro from the debian testing group: http://www.xfce.org/download/

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