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Old 12th January 2022
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Default Issues with XFCE

The default X on NetBSD 9.2 works fine for me, but I have some problems with XFCE. This is what I did to install and run XFCE:
Code:
$ doas pkgin install xfce4
$ startxfce4
This is the problems I have when using XFCE:
  • Firefox crashes very often.
  • XFCE displays a crosshatched background and a mouse cursor after each reboot. I have to delete ~/.config/xfce4 to restore the default panels.
Can anyone help me fix the issues?
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Old 13th January 2022
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The NetBSD wiki on XFCE4 was last edited 6 years ago.

A more recent 3rd party guide is here:
https://slice2.com/2019/09/21/howto-...on-netbsd-8-1/

On my 9.2 install w/ 2021Q3 binaries, I ensured I had the daemons (ie dbus) running and mine was fairly stable.

Arch has a listing of things that cause problems in linux
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Xfce#Troubleshooting

One issue in the Arch Linux guide is the login manager or lack of one. I used xdm because the ~/.xsession-errors log was helpful. Consider setting up xdm if you are not using it.

I ran firefox-esr and did not experience major issues.
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Old 13th January 2022
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XDM does not work for me either. Here is what I did:

Code:
# cp /usr/pkg/share/examples/rc.d/dbus /etc/rc.d
# echo dbus=YES >> /etc/rc.conf
# echo xdm=YES >> /etc/rc.conf
# exit
$ echo xfce4-session > .xsession
$ doas reboot
After rebooting, I got stuck at the XDM login loop. This is the content of .xsession-errors:
Code:
$ cat .xsession-errors
XDM authorization key matches an existing client!xfce4-session: Cannot open display: .
Type 'xfce4-session --help' for usage.
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Old 14th January 2022
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I recall issues with XDM authorization a while back and used this work around at the bottom of the page. Can't recall if I setup 9.2 the same way and have since removed my install - needed the build space for lineageos.

https://slice2.com/2016/01/30/howto-...p-on-netbsd-7/
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