First of all sorry about my bad english!
The problem is xfdesktop is dead, there is no Wallpaper nor Icons as in the image, I was using only Firefox and I tried to open a cd using an icon in the desktop and and the Wallpaper and Icons just drop. The sistem is Debian 6.0 whith Xfce. Shot down the machine doesn't solve anything.
If I run xfdesktop in a terminal the outcome is:
I have no idea how to solve this.
Last edited by GerardoRossi (2013-02-04 20:44:45)
Yeah I can confirm this. After "xfdesktop" upgrade, this happened to me too and reloading xfdesktop is not helping
EDIT: Alright I re-installed xfdesktop then got it working by setting some background wallpaper from Xfce Menu > Settings > Desktop (since I did not use any before just black color) then rebooting. Got everything back to normal again.
Last edited by TuxLyn (2013-03-05 06:07:20)
I experience the same problem after upgrading to xfdesktop 4.10.1: the desktop was gone (only black background) and using the settings manager did not change anything. Restarting seemed to solve the problem, but after changing to an image background the settings manager stopped working again (or it works, but the changes are not taken over). Restarting again (several times) did not help.
Reinstalling 4.10.0 solved the problem.
same problem here. My distro is Xubuntu 12.04.2. Try to reinstall xfdesktop but no effect. The problem continues.
Fresh installation of this system is no solution. When i update xfce 4.8 to 4.10 the problem come back.
Any idea to resolve?
Official Bug https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9892
There's a temporary solution. Change wallpaper from solid colors to any image. Waiting for a solution from xfce team.
Same problem with Xubuntu 12.04, plus right click on desktop doesn't work. Tried reinstalling xfdesktop and nothing happened. Nothing happens when I try to change wallpaper.
I apologize for the inconvenience, a fix is being worked on and a new release will be out this week-end.
Git users can already try the git xfce-4.10 branch which should fix the issue.
A very quick answer...
Last edited by manuelperezf (2013-03-09 11:13:46)
Xfdesktop 4.10.2 has just been released with a fix for this bug.
I have the same problem. I upgraded from xfce 4.8 and thunar 1.2.3 to xfce 4.10 and thunar 1.6. When I restart my machine, I get as far as the login window. After I type in my user/password, all I get is a bleck screen. What exactly do I have to do to get back to my normal desktop?
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If it is the same problem, try setting your desktop background to any non- solid-color image (as per post #6). Or updating to Xfdesktop 4.10.2 (per post #6).
IDK which distro you're using. If it is Mint, Xubuntu, or another Ubuntu-based one: I got that update automatically after I added the following to my sources list:
http://ppa.launchpad.net/xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.10/ubuntu Quantal Main http://ppa.launchpad.net/xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.10/ubuntu Quantal Sources http://ppa.launchpad.net/xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12/ubuntu Quantal Main http://ppa.launchpad.net/xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12/ubuntu Quantal Sources
YMMV, of course. And IDK if something like the above would work on a (more directly) Debian-based distro or not. BtW, there were lots more updates through those than just the one for this issue, and they all work fine. I have not allowed the most recent set yet, however, as I thought to wait a couple weeks and read about any problems that others might be experiencing first. So I cannot speak for them (or for how any of them will work on someone else's system, for that matter). But as mentioned, previously everything has worked great.