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New wallpaper problem with Stretch Xfce

Postby No_windows » 2017-10-10 17:37

I've got Stretch 686 pae, with Xfce, running on an old Dell laptop. It was not an upgrade from Jessie. Just before I upgraded from 9.1 to 9.2, I noticed that I could no longer access "Desktop" directly from the "Settings" menu and expect it to work....... most of the wallpapers don't show, or appear correctly, and clicking on anything does nothing. I get one wallpaper that's totally black, for instance. If I access "Desktop" from the "Settings Manager" it works fine.

Please note, this is not the problem that people are having where everything is greyed out.

Any ideas on what is wrong with it?
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Re: New wallpaper problem with Stretch Xfce

Postby No_windows » 2017-10-11 04:43

Ok, over the time I've been at work I would have thought I would have a response. Is there something I'm being unclear about, or need to explain further?
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Re: New wallpaper problem with Stretch Xfce

Postby Bulkley » 2017-10-11 05:06

No_windows wrote:Ok, over the time I've been at work I would have thought I would have a response. Is there something I'm being unclear about, or need to explain further?


Or maybe nobody has an answer.
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Re: New wallpaper problem with Stretch Xfce

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-10-11 10:37

That is why I have not replied, I don't know and can not even think of where to start looking if I tried to do a search on this , sorry.
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Re: New wallpaper problem with Stretch Xfce

Postby Segfault » 2017-10-11 12:06

Such problems usually are in users home directory, some configuration file is not compatible with upgrade or got borked.
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Re: New wallpaper problem with Stretch Xfce

Postby No_windows » 2017-10-11 17:12

Something that occurred to me later, I believe the program is actually crashing. I can't even close it normally. If I try to close it, I get the window/program is not responding message and do I want to close it?
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Re: New wallpaper problem with Stretch Xfce

Postby stevepusser » 2017-10-12 20:33

The command to restart the desktop is

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xfdesktop -R
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Re: New wallpaper problem with Stretch Xfce

Postby No_windows » 2017-10-13 04:19

stevepusser wrote:The command to restart the desktop is

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xfdesktop -R


It's a laptop, it gets rebooted all the time.
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Re: New wallpaper problem with Stretch Xfce

Postby No_windows » 2017-10-29 20:02

I decided to switch wallpapers again, and tried to try access "desktop" from the settings menu instead of the settings manager, just to see if it would work. It did work, so apparently one of the updates that's occurred since starting this thread fixed the problem for me.
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Re: New wallpaper problem with Stretch Xfce

Postby debiman » 2017-10-31 06:26

No_windows wrote:
stevepusser wrote:The command to restart the desktop is

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xfdesktop -R


It's a laptop, it gets rebooted all the time.

that command doesn't reboot, it restarts the desktop manager.
(but i'm a bit late with that)
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Re: New wallpaper problem with Stretch Xfce

Postby No_windows » 2017-11-03 07:53

debiman wrote:
No_windows wrote:
stevepusser wrote:The command to restart the desktop is

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xfdesktop -R


It's a laptop, it gets rebooted all the time.

that command doesn't reboot, it restarts the desktop manager.
(but i'm a bit late with that)


Yes,I know. However the desktop gets restarted on a reboot. Honestly, I don't know why the command was pointed out in the first place. It didn't seem to do anything, but the desktop manager was already running so....?

I suspect people do not really know what I'm talking about, but since it seems to be fixed after more recent updates, I'm not going to worry about it.
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Re: New wallpaper problem with Stretch Xfce

Postby No_windows » 2017-11-05 06:30

HuangLao wrote:http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=654350

https://forum.manjaro.org/t/xfce-cant-c ... 07-27/6848


Not the same problem...
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Re: New wallpaper problem with Stretch Xfce

Postby debiman » 2017-11-05 08:27

you said it's fixed.
please mark your thread SOLVED by editing the title of your first post.
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Re: New wallpaper problem with Stretch Xfce

Postby No_windows » 2017-11-05 18:02

debiman wrote:you said it's fixed.
please mark your thread SOLVED by editing the title of your first post.


Nothing was solved, there's no solution here. It' simply started working correctly after a few weeks.
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