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#1 2021-05-10 19:22:47

martlin2cz2
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From: Czechia
Registered: 2021-05-10
Posts: 1
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Cannot modify properties of most panel widgets

Hello,

I'm running XFCE on Debian and I've updated to XFCE 4.16 yesterday and sudenly some panel's widgets got broken. Their layout is little messy, but more importantly, I cannot modify their preferences (the "Preferences" button in the "Items" page is disabled for most of them, even ones which used to have any preferences). I've found various "Received unknown plugin property 5" error messages in the .xsession-errors:

(wrapper-2.0:1564): xfce4-panel-wrapper-CRITICAL **: 11:11:21.773: Received unknown plugin property 5 for systemload-26

(wrapper-2.0:1521): xfce4-panel-wrapper-CRITICAL **: 11:11:21.775: Received unknown plugin property 5 for weather-16

(wrapper-2.0:1561): xfce4-panel-wrapper-CRITICAL **: 11:11:21.794: Received unknown plugin property 5 for cpugraph-18

I found the spot in the implemenation, which produces such message, but I'm not any smarter ( https://github.com/xfce-mirror/xfce4-pa … per/main.c):

  while (g_variant_iter_next (&iter, "(uv)", &type, &variant))
    {
      switch (type)

// ...

        default: /* line 151 */
          g_critical ("Received unknown plugin property %u for %s-%d",
                      type, xfce_panel_plugin_provider_get_name (provider),
                      xfce_panel_plugin_provider_get_unique_id (provider));
          break;

Anyone any clue what could be the issue?

EDIT

Okay, I did defaulted the settings based on this guide https://askubuntu.com/a/224037, but the issue got solved only partially. Not any new preferences are enabled, but the errors "Received unknown plugin property 5" dissapeared.

Last edited by martlin2cz2 (2021-05-10 20:34:20)

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#2 2021-05-10 23:23:45

ToZ
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From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 7,751

Re: Cannot modify properties of most panel widgets

Hello and welcome.

Which version of Debian are you running?
Is this Xfce from the repositories or have you manually installed it?

martlin2cz2 wrote:

Okay, I did defaulted the settings based on this guide https://askubuntu.com/a/224037, but the issue got solved only partially. Not any new preferences are enabled, but the errors "Received unknown plugin property 5" dissapeared.

Does this mean that its working now after reverting to defaults?

If not, can you post back:

whoami
ls -al ~/.config/xfce4/panel/
ls -al ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml
xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel -lv

Can you also try creating a secondary account on your computer, logging in through that account to see if the problem persists.

And finally, can you post your ~/.xsession-errors file after a fresh login?

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