Re: XFCE flickers and turn gray on login - icons disappear - panel crashes
The first thing to do when diagnosing a problem is to determine if it's at the system level or caused by a user setting.
You could start off with a default user setup, either by creating a new user and logging into Xfce, or by resetting you Xfce config. If the problem persists, it's a system problem and you should reinstall Xfce and maybe then entire Ubuntu OS (after having backed up the contents of your home folder).
To reset your config:
1) Log out of Xfce
2) At the login prompt, switch to TTY1 (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and login
3) Execute mv ~/.config/xfce4 ~/.config/xfce4.bak
4) Go back to the login manager (Ctrl-Alt-F7) and log into Xfce/Xubuntu session.
5) You panels will be recreated from default settings. Hopefully they won't crash.
P.S. Launching nautilus will replace the Xfce desktop with the one for GNOME, which is what you experience when you see the background change color. To just use it as a file manager, use this command:
Last edited by LewisTM; November 29th, 2012 at 08:44 PM.
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