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#1 2009-10-12 20:20:12

slackline
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Registered: 2007-11-21
Posts: 9

wallpaper & right-click desktop menu problem

Hi,

Just installed Xfce-4.6.1 on a new Gentoo system.  Sat down and installed my preferred theme, wallpaper and made some customisations to get Xfce4 to how I like it and everything was fine.

I then did some tweaking of the /etc/X11/xorg.conf (mainly trying out the nvidia-xconfig to re-tweak it then adding things back in that it had removed).  I now find I've got some strange behaviour under Xfce4

  • Wallpaper doesn't appear on first logging on but will appear after a window has been displayed/moved over areas.

  • No transparency in GNOME Terminal (the terminal I opted to go with) now, worked fine before, and I've checked the 'Background' settings under the 'Profile Preferences' are correctly set to allow this (even tried toggling on/off).

  • No menu when right-clicking on the desktop.  Again checked that the settings are correctly selected, and they are, but its not working.

  • No window list when middle-clicking on the desktop.  Ditto on checking, and settings are selected under xfdesktop-settings.

I've tried re-emerging exo and xfdesktop, but no joy.

Thought I'd try xfdesktop-settings from a terminal and it suggests things aren't quite right...

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/brightness" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/saturation" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-style" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/color1" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/color2" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-show" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-menu/show-icons" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/windowlist-menu/show" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/windowlist-menu/show-icons" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/windowlist-menu/show-sticky-once" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/windowlist-menu/show-workspace-names" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/windowlist-menu/show-submenus" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/style" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/icon-size" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/font-size" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/use-custom-font-size" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop-settings:26787): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-removable" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

My current /etc/X11/xorg.conf looks like...

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder62)  Tue Jul 28 19:48:57 PDT 2009

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName   "G96 [GeForce 9500 GT]"
    BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

(NB - No Mouse/Keyboard config as I'm using HAL).

Very strange, should I just delete everything in ~/.config/xfce4/ and start afresh?  Any debugging I can provide/help with such as contents of files within ~/.config/xfce4?

I've read through various threads in this sub-forum but nothing seems to have matched the exact problem and when there has been (such as wallpaper missing or right-click menu problems) there either isn't a solution or its relating to an old version.

Thoughts, pointers and tips all gladly welcome,

slack

EDIT - Thought I'd try out removing the contents of ~/.config/xfce4/ just for the hell of it.  Logged out then back in and the problems still persist.  Its not that the right-mouse button doesn't work as I can right-click on the panel and pull up the menu's there, so its not a low-level mouse problem at all.  Problem with wallpaper persists too.

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#2 2009-10-12 21:40:52

s0ulslack
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From: Idaho
Registered: 2005-12-25
Posts: 291

Re: wallpaper & right-click desktop menu problem

This sounds pretty simple, but it sounds like xfdesktop isn't running/saved in your Session, so it isn't started when you login (Session stuff is stored in ~/.cache/sessions).  Check xfdesktop is running, if not ALT+F2-> xfdesktop and Save your Session, either on logout or in Settings-> Session & Startup-> Session.   (Make sure things are as you want when you first login, other words you'll have excess things when you fire up your Session)

Let me know, GL

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#3 2009-10-13 05:21:24

slackline
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Registered: 2007-11-21
Posts: 9

Re: wallpaper & right-click desktop menu problem

Hi s0ulslack, and thanks for taking the time to reply.

s0ulslack wrote:

This sounds pretty simple, but it sounds like xfdesktop isn't running/saved in your Session, so it isn't started when you login (Session stuff is stored in ~/.cache/sessions).  Check xfdesktop is running, if not ALT+F2-> xfdesktop and Save your Session, either on logout or in Settings-> Session & Startup-> Session.   (Make sure things are as you want when you first login, other words you'll have excess things when you fire up your Session)

Let me know, GL

That sort of semi-worked.

xfdesktop wasn't running, so I tried starting it via Alt+F2 and this got transparency back, but no right-click or middle-click menu, so I closed all but the browser window (only want that when starting up), logged off checking the "Save Session" box.  Logged back in and the wallpaper wasn't there until moving the browser window and again xfdesktop wasn't running.

So I went into Settings -> Session & Startup -> Session and checked things there, and only xfwm4 xfce4-panel xfce4-settings-helper and firefox were listed as running.  Tried restarting xfdesktop using Alt +F2 but no joy, didn't change transparency/menu problems and didn't appear in the list.

Strange so I tried checking from a terminal (ps -A | grep xfdesktop) and sure enough it wasn't running.  Starting xfdesktop from a terminal results in some dbus errors though...

xfdesktop[16572]: starting up

(xfdesktop:16572): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/xinerama-stretch" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:16572): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/style" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:16572): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/icon-size" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:16572): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/font-size" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:16572): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/use-custom-font-size" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:16572): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/color1" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:16572): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/color2" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:16572): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-show" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:16572): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-style" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:16572): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/saturation" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:16572): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-filesystem" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:16572): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-home" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:16572): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-trash" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:16572): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-removable" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"
process 16572: arguments to dbus_connection_send_with_reply_and_block() were incorrect, assertion "(error) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((error))" failed in file dbus-connection.c line 3439.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
  D-Bus not built with -rdynamic so unable to print a backtrace
Aborted

First I tried re-emerging sys-apps/dbus, but no joy so I re-emerged all of the installed dbus packages (emerge -1 dbus-glib-sharp dbus-sharp dbus-glib dbus qt-dbus) and tried restarting xfdesktop from a terminal again after restarting the dbus daemon.

Rebooted, and the wallpaper now appears fine, but no running xfdesktop, no right-click/middle-click menus on the desktop.  Transparency is sort of there on the gnome-terminal, but it samples the wrong portion of the wallpaper if I resize the window too large.

I'm wondering if uninstalling xfce and all dependencies, and starting afresh would resolve this, or if its something on the dbus side that can be resolved without resorting to this?

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#4 2009-10-13 13:23:46

s0ulslack
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From: Idaho
Registered: 2005-12-25
Posts: 291

Re: wallpaper & right-click desktop menu problem

Gnome-Terminal?  Try the Xfce Terminal (x11-terms/terminal), its faster and better then Gnome Terminal.  Also, check your use flags for xfdesktop, specifically that "menu-plugin" and  "thunar" are set!

Also, remerge xfconf to see if it cures the errors.  Xfconf/xfdesktop should be responsible for creating the new channels/properties.

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#5 2009-10-13 14:49:16

slackline
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Registered: 2007-11-21
Posts: 9

Re: wallpaper & right-click desktop menu problem

s0ulslack wrote:

Gnome-Terminal?  Try the Xfce Terminal (x11-terms/terminal), its faster and better then Gnome Terminal.

Ahh, I had looked for an Xfce Terminal (eix xfce | grep -A2 -B2 -i terminal) but no hits, should have done it the other way round (eix terminal | grep -A2 -B2 -i xfce)!!!  Gnome terminal had been pulled in as a dependency, so I just went with that.

Have emerged the Xfce terminal now but am at work so can't test anything.

s0ulslack wrote:

  Also, check your use flags for xfdesktop, specifically that "menu-plugin" and  "thunar" are set!

Had clocked this and already have them set...

darwin neil # eix xfdesktop
[i] xfce-base/xfdesktop
     Available versions:  4.6.1 (~)4.6.1-r1 {+branding debug doc linguas_be linguas_ca linguas_cs linguas_da linguas_de linguas_el linguas_es linguas_et linguas_eu linguas_fi linguas_fr linguas_he linguas_hu linguas_it linguas_ja linguas_ko linguas_nb_NO linguas_nl linguas_pa linguas_pl linguas_pt_BR linguas_ro linguas_ru linguas_sk linguas_sv linguas_tr linguas_uk linguas_vi linguas_zh_CN linguas_zh_TW +menu-plugin thunar}
     Installed versions:  4.6.1-r1(05:05:07 10/13/09)(branding menu-plugin thunar -debug -doc -linguas_be -linguas_ca -linguas_cs -linguas_da -linguas_de -linguas_el -linguas_es -linguas_et -linguas_eu -linguas_fi -linguas_fr -linguas_he -linguas_hu -linguas_it -linguas_ja -linguas_ko -linguas_nb_NO -linguas_nl -linguas_pa -linguas_pl -linguas_pt_BR -linguas_ro -linguas_ru -linguas_sk -linguas_sv -linguas_tr -linguas_uk -linguas_vi -linguas_zh_CN -linguas_zh_TW)
     Homepage:            http://www.xfce.org/projects/xfdesktop
     Description:         Desktop manager for Xfce4
s0ulslack wrote:

Also, remerge xfconf to see if it cures the errors.  Xfconf/xfdesktop should be responsible for creating the new channels/properties.

Done, will report back later after I get home and can test it.

Thanks for the help, as I say I'll report back later (yet top set up X-forwarding over SSH!).

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#6 2009-10-14 07:26:29

slackline
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Registered: 2007-11-21
Posts: 9

Re: wallpaper & right-click desktop menu problem

Got side-tracked last night due to having to pick my cat up from the vets and then going t'pub.

Anyway, no joy with the above.  Transparency on the Xfce4 native terminal just wasn't happening, and no right/middle-click menus on the desktop, although wallpaper does appear when logging on.

I've unmerged everything and remove ~/.config/xfce4 ~/.config/xfce4-settings ~/.config/Thunar and ~/.config/autostart and re-emerged everything, but still no joy, no right/middle-click, no transparency (wallpaper appears fine though).

Really stumped, xfdesktop isn't running, and starting it from Alt+F2 doesn't work, and from a terminal suggests there are still issues with dbus that are causing it to fail...

neil@darwin ~ $ xfdesktop
xfdesktop[2470]: starting up

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/xinerama-stretch" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/style" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/icon-size" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/font-size" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/use-custom-font-size" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/color-style" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/color1" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/color2" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-show" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-style" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/brightness" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/saturation" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-path" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-filesystem" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-home" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-trash" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"

(xfdesktop:2470): xfconf-WARNING **: Error check failed at xfconf_channel_get_internal():390: Property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-removable" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop"
process 2470: arguments to dbus_connection_send_with_reply_and_block() were incorrect, assertion "(error) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((error))" failed in file dbus-connection.c line 3439.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
  D-Bus not built with -rdynamic so unable to print a backtrace
Aborted

Going to try building dbus with USE="debug" and see if I can find out whats causing the problem.

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#7 2009-10-14 17:58:56

slackline
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Posts: 9

Re: wallpaper & right-click desktop menu problem

Ok I've used dbus-monitor to peer into whats going on, but I've not a clue how to interpret it.  Started dbus-monitor then from a separate terminal tried running xfdesktop, it exited with the same errors as above, but dbus-monitor reports the following...

neil@darwin ~ $ dbus-monitor 
signal sender=org.freedesktop.DBus -> dest=:1.20 serial=2 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus; interface=org.freedesktop.DBus; member=NameAcquired
   string ":1.20"
method call sender=:1.20 -> dest=org.freedesktop.DBus serial=3 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus; interface=org.freedesktop.DBus; member=AddMatch
   string "type='method_call'"
method call sender=:1.20 -> dest=org.freedesktop.DBus serial=4 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus; interface=org.freedesktop.DBus; member=AddMatch
   string "type='method_return'"
method call sender=:1.20 -> dest=org.freedesktop.DBus serial=5 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus; interface=org.freedesktop.DBus; member=AddMatch
   string "type='error'"
signal sender=:1.0 -> dest=(null destination) serial=98 path=/org/xfce/SessionManager; interface=org.xfce.Session.Manager; member=ClientRegistered
   string "/org/xfce/SessionClients/21654f97e_93c1_4884_adf5_7fa75ba4cf2e"
signal sender=:1.0 -> dest=(null destination) serial=99 path=/org/xfce/SessionClients/21654f97e_93c1_4884_adf5_7fa75ba4cf2e; interface=org.xfce.Session.Client; member=StateChanged
   uint32 0
   uint32 4
signal sender=:1.0 -> dest=(null destination) serial=100 path=/org/xfce/SessionClients/21654f97e_93c1_4884_adf5_7fa75ba4cf2e; interface=org.xfce.Session.Client; member=SmPropertyChanged
   string "Program"
   variant       string "xfdesktop"
signal sender=:1.0 -> dest=(null destination) serial=101 path=/org/xfce/SessionClients/21654f97e_93c1_4884_adf5_7fa75ba4cf2e; interface=org.xfce.Session.Client; member=SmPropertyChanged
   string "UserID"
   variant       string "neil"
signal sender=:1.0 -> dest=(null destination) serial=102 path=/org/xfce/SessionClients/21654f97e_93c1_4884_adf5_7fa75ba4cf2e; interface=org.xfce.Session.Client; member=SmPropertyChanged
   string "RestartStyleHint"
   variant       byte 2
signal sender=:1.0 -> dest=(null destination) serial=103 path=/org/xfce/SessionClients/21654f97e_93c1_4884_adf5_7fa75ba4cf2e; interface=org.xfce.Session.Client; member=SmPropertyChanged
   string "ProcessID"
   variant       string "6459"
signal sender=:1.0 -> dest=(null destination) serial=104 path=/org/xfce/SessionClients/21654f97e_93c1_4884_adf5_7fa75ba4cf2e; interface=org.xfce.Session.Client; member=SmPropertyChanged
   string "CurrentDirectory"
   variant       string "/home/neil"
signal sender=:1.0 -> dest=(null destination) serial=105 path=/org/xfce/SessionClients/21654f97e_93c1_4884_adf5_7fa75ba4cf2e; interface=org.xfce.Session.Client; member=SmPropertyChanged
   string "_GSM_Priority"
   variant       byte 40
signal sender=org.freedesktop.DBus -> dest=(null destination) serial=7 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus; interface=org.freedesktop.DBus; member=NameOwnerChanged
   string ":1.21"
   string ""
   string ":1.21"
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.freedesktop.DBus serial=1 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus; interface=org.freedesktop.DBus; member=Hello
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.freedesktop.DBus serial=2 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus; interface=org.freedesktop.DBus; member=AddMatch
   string "type='signal',sender='org.freedesktop.DBus',path='/org/freedesktop/DBus',interface='org.freedesktop.DBus',member='NameOwnerChanged'"
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.freedesktop.DBus serial=3 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus; interface=org.freedesktop.DBus; member=AddMatch
   string "type='signal',sender='org.xfce.Xfconf',path='/org/xfce/Xfconf',interface='org.xfce.Xfconf'"
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.freedesktop.DBus serial=4 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus; interface=org.freedesktop.DBus; member=GetNameOwner
   string "org.xfce.Xfconf"
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=5 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/backdrop/screen0/xinerama-stretch"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=5
   string "Property "/backdrop/screen0/xinerama-stretch" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=6 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/desktop-icons/style"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=6
   string "Property "/desktop-icons/style" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=7 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/desktop-icons/icon-size"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=7
   string "Property "/desktop-icons/icon-size" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=8 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/desktop-icons/font-size"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=8
   string "Property "/desktop-icons/font-size" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=9 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/desktop-icons/use-custom-font-size"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=9
   string "Property "/desktop-icons/use-custom-font-size" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=10 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/color-style"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=10
   string "Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/color-style" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=11 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/color1"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=11
   string "Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/color1" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=12 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/color2"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=12
   string "Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/color2" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=13 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-show"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=13
   string "Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-show" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=14 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-style"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=14
   string "Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-style" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=15 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/brightness"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=15
   string "Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/brightness" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=16 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/saturation"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=16
   string "Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/saturation" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=17 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-path"
method return sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 reply_serial=17
   variant       string "/home/neil/Downloads/TMB_Wallpaper_53.jpg"
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=18 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-filesystem"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=18
   string "Property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-filesystem" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=19 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-home"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=19
   string "Property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-home" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=20 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-trash"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=20
   string "Property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-trash" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.xfce.Xfconf serial=21 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=GetProperty
   string "xfce4-desktop"
   string "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-removable"
error sender=:1.1 -> dest=:1.21 error_name=org.xfce.Xfconf.Error.PropertyNotFound reply_serial=21
   string "Property "/desktop-icons/file-icons/show-removable" does not exist on channel "xfce4-desktop""
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.freedesktop.DBus serial=22 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus; interface=org.freedesktop.DBus; member=AddMatch
   string "type='signal',sender='org.xfce.FileManager',path='/org/xfce/FileManager',interface='org.xfce.Trash'"
method call sender=:1.21 -> dest=org.freedesktop.DBus serial=24 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus; interface=org.freedesktop.DBus; member=AddMatch
   string "type='signal',sender='org.xfce.FileManager',path='/org/xfce/FileManager',interface='org.xfce.FileManager'"
signal sender=:1.0 -> dest=(null destination) serial=106 path=/org/xfce/SessionClients/21654f97e_93c1_4884_adf5_7fa75ba4cf2e; interface=org.xfce.Session.Client; member=StateChanged
   uint32 4
   uint32 7
signal sender=org.freedesktop.DBus -> dest=(null destination) serial=8 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus; interface=org.freedesktop.DBus; member=NameOwnerChanged
   string ":1.21"
   string ":1.21"
   string ""

There's various errors about properties not being found but I've no idea what causes them or how to go about rectifying them  :?

EDIT : Should probably have said I completely uninstalled Xfce and all config files in ~/.config/xfce4/ re-emerged and started a fresh system before the above was obtained.

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#8 2009-10-15 06:15:22

slackline
Member
Registered: 2007-11-21
Posts: 9

Re: wallpaper & right-click desktop menu problem

Ok, I've solved this thanks to the following suggestion

I had to create the following file...

[code="/etc/dbus/system.d/myuser.conf"]
<!DOCTYPE busconfig PUBLIC
"-//freedesktop//DTD D-BUS Bus Configuration 1.0//EN"
"http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/db … config.dtd">
<busconfig>
        <policy user="jh">
            <allow send_destination="org.freedesktop.Hal"
                  send_interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device"/>
            <allow send_destination="org.freedesktop.Hal"
                  send_interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Manager"/>
        </policy>
</busconfig> [/code]

Quite why I've no idea, but I shall be filing a bug on Gentoo's bugzilla.

Cheers for the help,

slack

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