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#1 2019-10-03 23:06:56

Registered: 2019-10-03
Posts: 3

install 4.14 in /opt/


I'm on Debian 10 (Buster) with xfce 4.12 installed and I would like to install 4.14 without touching debian's files.

I installed the following packages with configure --prefix=/opt/xfce (+ some other tweaks):

  all in xfce-4.14.tar.bz2

Xfce is started in ~/.xsession:

  export PATH="/opt/xfce/bin:$PATH"
  exec startxfce4

It seems that everything works as before, except:

  1) Multimedia keys have no effect (xev reports XF86AudioMute/LowerVolume/RaiseVolume)

  2) Looking at the output of 'ps faux', there is something wrong:

/lib/systemd/systemd --user
  \_ /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/xfconf/xfconfd
  \_ /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/notifyd/xfce4-notifyd

Both should point to /opt/xfce/lib/ instead of /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
So I copied service-files (that contain the correct paths):

  /opt/xfce/share/dbus-1/services/* -> /usr/share/dbus-1/services/
  /opt/xfce/lib/systemd/user/* -> /usr/lib/systemd/user/

But this didn't help.  'ps faux' still shows /usr/lib and I can't control the music volume with my mouse.

I don't understand how these two processes are started and if this has something to do with my multimedia keys not working...
Any ideas?
Thank you.


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