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#1 2012-05-23 09:44:21

orbspider
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No items in settings manager after 4.10 upgrade

I just upgraded to 4.10 and rebooted.  Now settings manager is completely empty!

what can be done about that?

On the upgrade install there were a few errors with the last package, power manager, could that have upset things?

...another thing is, the Places plugin has gone dead -on any panel.  It's now greyed over and irresponsive plus can't edit it in panel items.


thanks
ps  many thanks to dev team for this great work!

debian wheezy 64bit

Last edited by orbspider (2012-05-23 10:24:49)

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#2 2012-05-23 12:07:55

compactrom
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Re: No items in settings manager after 4.10 upgrade

I've got the same problem with the settings manager, there are no icons, no errors are reported when running from command line. You can type in the name of which setting you want, such as "Display" and it will load.

Running a fresh install of Linux Mint Debian Edition with XFCE 4.10, installed from src using the script from another thread on this forum. Have separately compiled the settings manager and it made bo difference.

I also had the problem with greyed out panel icons for places and mixer but compiling these from source restored them.

Thanks very much...

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#3 2012-05-23 13:17:12

Nick
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Re: No items in settings manager after 4.10 upgrade

Do you have local copies of the .desktop files in your home folder (~/.config/share/applications)?

Search the system for for example xfce-display-settings.desktop and check if the file (should be only 1) contains the line "Categories=XFCE;GTK;Settings...."

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#4 2012-05-23 17:57:18

orbspider
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Re: No items in settings manager after 4.10 upgrade

@ compactrom -just noticed mixer is greyed out too so I will compile... think system load plugin disappeared entirely

@ nick -all of the .desktop files are copied over to ~/.config/share/applications, as I had NoDisplay=true added to many of them -actually all the xfce settings because they were all in SMgr so why clutter the menu?  But they all showed in 4.8 so what does SMgr in 4.10 look for?  I might have removed something from the Categories line that the old Smgr didn't look for and the new one does??

Right now I have them all in their own submenu, plus on a two-lane panel at the side.

cheers

Last edited by orbspider (2012-05-23 18:05:17)

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#5 2012-05-23 18:10:48

Nick
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Re: No items in settings manager after 4.10 upgrade

NoDisplay is the deal breaker here. If you properly want to exclude the setting items in the menu, you have to add an exclude rule in the .menu file.

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#6 2012-05-23 20:41:36

ToZ
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Re: No items in settings manager after 4.10 upgrade

I ran into this problem when I compiled 4.10 on a xubuntu 12.04 install and it was related to conflicting exo libraries. I compiled the new exo libraries into a different locations and edited my library search path to look there first.

See: http://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=7055

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#7 2012-05-24 21:22:30

compactrom
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Re: No items in settings manager after 4.10 upgrade

ToZ wrote:

I ran into this problem when I compiled 4.10 on a xubuntu 12.04 install and it was related to conflicting exo libraries. I compiled the new exo libraries into a different locations and edited my library search path to look there first.

See: http://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=7055

Brill, followed this and have now got the icons in Settings Manager

Thanks

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