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#1 2013-12-07 14:07:53

iuomo
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Registered: 2013-12-07
Posts: 15

show desktop using gentoo

I've had it with gnome. So I installed xfce.

How do I show my desktop files?

Do I need to install xfce themes?    xfce-extra/xfce-theme-manager [ Masked ]
  xfce-extra/xfce-theme-manager is masked which means it is not stable under gentoo yet

These are the xfce packages available using gentoo:

dev-util/xfce4-dev-tools
      Latest version available: 4.10.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
   
*  x11-terms/xfce4-terminal
      Latest version available: 0.4.8
      Latest version installed: 0.4.8
 
*  x11-themes/faenza-xfce-icon-theme
      Latest version available: 0.2.1
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  x11-themes/gtk-engines-xfce
      Latest version available: 3.0.1-r300
      Latest version installed: 3.0.1-r200

*  x11-themes/xfce-gant-icon-theme
      Latest version available: 3.9_p6
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
   
*  xfce-base/libxfce4ui
      Latest version available: 4.10.0
      Latest version installed: 4.10.0
   
*  xfce-base/libxfce4util
      Latest version available: 4.10.0
      Latest version installed: 4.10.0
   
*  xfce-base/libxfcegui4
      Latest version available: 4.10.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
       
*  xfce-base/xfce4-appfinder
      Latest version available: 4.10.0-r1
      Latest version installed: 4.10.0-r1

*  xfce-base/xfce4-meta
      Latest version available: 4.10
      Latest version installed: 4.10
 
*  xfce-base/xfce4-panel
      Latest version available: 4.10.0-r1
      Latest version installed: 4.10.0-r1
     
*  xfce-base/xfce4-session
      Latest version available: 4.10.0-r1
      Latest version installed: 4.10.0-r1
   
*  xfce-base/xfce4-settings
      Latest version available: 4.10.0
      Latest version installed: 4.10.0
     
*  xfce-extra/xfce-theme-manager [ Masked ]
      Latest version available: 0.1.20
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
   
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-battery-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.0.5
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
     
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-cellmodem-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.0.5
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
     
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-clipman-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.2.3
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
     
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-composite-editor [ Masked ]
      Latest version available: 0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
     
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-cpufreq-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.0.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]


*  xfce-extra/xfce4-cpugraph-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.0.5
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
 
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-datetime-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.6.2
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
   
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-dict
      Latest version available: 0.6.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
   
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-diskperf-plugin
      Latest version available: 2.5.4
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-embed-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.2.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-equake-plugin [ Masked ]
      Latest version available: 1.3.3
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
     
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-eyes-plugin
      Latest version available: 4.4.2
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
 
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-fsguard-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.0.1
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
   
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-genmon-plugin
      Latest version available: 3.4.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]


*  xfce-extra/xfce4-gvfs-mount [ Masked ]
      Latest version available: 0.0.4
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
   
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-hdaps
      Latest version available: 0.0.9
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-indicator-plugin [ Masked ]
      Latest version available: 1.0.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-kbdleds-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.0.6
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-linelight-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.1.7
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-mailwatch-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.1.0-r1
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-messenger-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.1.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-mixer
      Latest version available: 4.10.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
   
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-modemlights-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.1.3.99
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

   *  xfce-extra/xfce4-mount-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.6.4
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
 
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-mpc-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.4.4
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-netload-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.2.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
   
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-netspeed-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.3
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
   

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-notes-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.7.7
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-notifyd
      Latest version available: 0.2.2
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]


*  xfce-extra/xfce4-places-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.5.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
 
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-playercontrol-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.3.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-power-manager
      Latest version available: 1.2.0-r1
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
   
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-quicklauncher-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.9.4-r1
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-radio-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.5.1
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
   
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-screenshooter
      Latest version available: 1.8.1
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-sensors-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.2.5
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-smartbookmark-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.4.5
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
 
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-soundmenu-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.6.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-systemload-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.1.1
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
   
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-taskmanager
      Latest version available: 1.0.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-time-out-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.0.1
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-timer-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.0.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-vala [ Masked ]
      Latest version available: 4.10.3
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-verve-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.0.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-volumed
      Latest version available: 0.1.13
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-volumed-pulse [ Masked ]
      Latest version available: 0.2.0
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]


*  xfce-extra/xfce4-wavelan-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.5.11
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-weather-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.8.3
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.1.1
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
     
*  xfce-extra/xfce4-wmdock-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.3.4
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]


*  xfce-extra/xfce4-xkb-plugin
      Latest version available: 0.5.4.3
      Latest version installed: 0.5.4.3

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#2 2013-12-07 14:47:20

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 1,330

Re: show desktop using gentoo

Make sure xfdesktop is installed and running. Also check that Settings Manager -> Desktop -> Icons -> Icon Type is set to "File/launcher icons"

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#3 2013-12-07 15:19:04

iuomo
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Registered: 2013-12-07
Posts: 15

Re: show desktop using gentoo

ToZ wrote:

Make sure xfdesktop is installed and running. Also check that Settings Manager -> Desktop -> Icons -> Icon Type is set to "File/launcher icons"


I have xfce-base/xfdesktop
      Latest version available: 4.10.2
      Latest version installed: 4.10.2
      Size of files: 1,117 kB

Installed and File/launcher set.

It must be something else.

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#4 2013-12-07 16:02:07

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 1,330

Re: show desktop using gentoo

Is xfdesktop running:

ps -ef | grep xfdesktop | grep -v grep

Also, http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/building lists the core components required to build xfce. Are they all installed? (exo?)

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#5 2013-12-07 23:45:37

iuomo
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Registered: 2013-12-07
Posts: 15

Re: show desktop using gentoo

ToZ wrote:

Is xfdesktop running:

ps -ef | grep xfdesktop | grep -v grep

Also, http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/building lists the core components required to build xfce. Are they all installed? (exo?)


azzerare ~ # ps -ef | grep xfdesktop | grep -v grep
azzerare ~ #


I don't think it is running.  I'll install more packages.

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#6 2013-12-07 23:47:02

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 1,330

Re: show desktop using gentoo

Try starting it manually:

xfdesktop &

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#7 2013-12-10 04:04:28

iuomo
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Registered: 2013-12-07
Posts: 15

Re: show desktop using gentoo

ToZ wrote:

Try starting it manually:

xfdesktop &

How do I get it to load automatically?
Thanks for the help.

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#8 2013-12-10 08:27:14

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 1,330

Re: show desktop using gentoo

Two ways:

1. Add it to your Autostart Applications (Settings Manager -> Session and startup -> Application Autostart).

OR

2. Clear your sessions cache (delete ~/.cache/sessions) when not logged in and it should reset the startup process to include it again.

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#9 2013-12-10 23:50:42

iuomo
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Registered: 2013-12-07
Posts: 15

Re: show desktop using gentoo

ToZ wrote:

Two ways:

1. Add it to your Autostart Applications (Settings Manager -> Session and startup -> Application Autostart).

OR

2. Clear your sessions cache (delete ~/.cache/sessions) when not logged in and it should reset the startup process to include it again.


thanks so much for all your help.

I've got a stable version of xfce running.  I like it so far.

I miss the PrtScn Key working but xfce has an apo for that and I need to get my audio working for music .
All is good!

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#10 2013-12-11 03:03:29

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 1,330

Re: show desktop using gentoo

iuomo wrote:

I miss the PrtScn Key working but xfce has an app for that

Go to Settings Manager -> Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts and add a new shortcut where the command is
xfce4-screenshooter, click "Ok" then press the key combination for your PrintScreen button.

Last edited by ToZ (2013-12-11 03:03:47)

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