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Re: f10: what happened to XFCE?



On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:27:10 -0500
cgrigs earthlink net (Carroll Grigsby) wrote:

> On Wednesday 26 November 2008 11:19:28 am Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> 
> >>> snip
> 
> > Just install the Xfce live, or install any other spin/media and do:
> > 'yum groupinstall xfce-desktop'
> >
> > Hope that clears things up.
> >
> > kevin
> 
> Thank you, Kevin. I wasn't aware of the groupinstall command. It
> worked like a champ. I started with a Live (Gnome) CD install, did
> the groupinstall, then loaded switchdesk and switchdesk-gui, and was
> up and running within a half-hour.

Great. Glad to hear it. 

> A hint to anyone installing xfce: You will get an ugly message if you
> try to access the Window Manager or Window Manager Tweaks apps,
> "These settings cannot work with your current window manager
> (imsetting -xim)". The fix is to do yum remove imsettings -- it will
> take a bunch of other files with it. (Not my idea -- it's from the
> Fedora Project wiki as linked to from the Release Notes.)

yeah, it's a weird gtk2 bug. See the link in the common bugs page on
the wiki if you want to follow along. Hopefully we can come up with a
better workaround or fix soon. 

> -- cmg

kevin

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