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

VertreterDerIndustrie
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Registered: 2019-10-03
Posts: 4

install 4.14 in /opt/

Hello,

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
  xfce4-terminal-0.8.8.tar.bz2
  xfce4-notifyd-0.4.4.tar.bz2
  xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin-0.4.2.tar.bz2

Xfce is started in ~/.xsession:

  #!/bin/bash
  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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#2 2020-05-06 17:40:06

PmGs
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Registered: 2020-05-06
Posts: 12

Re: install 4.14 in /opt/

Hello,
Did you still use Xfce 4.14 on Debian 10? I have a ob with Xfce 4.12 with on one laptop and I do not know if I have to install Ubuntu?
Thanks

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#3 2020-05-07 13:53:30

Clio
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Registered: 2011-01-25
Posts: 81

Re: install 4.14 in /opt/

debian 10 is stable and doesn't get new versions, only security patches. That's the point of stable.
If you want newer versions, use testing or unstable, but you should only do that with enough basic knowledge.

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#4 2020-05-07 16:26:33

eriefisher
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From: ON, Canada
Registered: 2008-10-25
Posts: 253

Re: install 4.14 in /opt/

This will get you into 4.14 pretty easy. Look to the end of the thread.

https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=13973


Siduction
Debian Sid
Xfce 4.14

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#5 2020-05-07 21:54:19

VertreterDerIndustrie
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Registered: 2019-10-03
Posts: 4

Re: install 4.14 in /opt/

PmGs wrote:

Did you still use Xfce 4.14 on Debian 10?

No, I never did because of missing multimedia-keys.

You don't need to use testing or unstable.  The compilation on Debian 10 stable was easy (all dependencies with apt-get available) but unfortunately there seems to be a conflict with "configure --prefix=" and systemd ...?

I'd still appreciate it if someone could give me a hint on how to run my own build from /opt/xfce.

How is xfconfd and xfce4-notifyd started? Where do I change their path??

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