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    xubuntu 13.04 final beta upgrade problems

    I have just upgraded my laptop to the 13.04 final beta release and have a couple of problems I don’t know how to fix.


    1. Right click menu on the desktop does not work at all.
    2. None of the file manager programs can find both of my hard discs
    3. Not urgent, but the background wallpaper doesn’t work either.


    Any guidance for a newbie much appreciated.
    Thanks.

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    Re: xubuntu 13.04 final beta upgrade problems

    Both #1 and #3 sound like xfdesktop isn't running. Try starting it up again by Alt-F2 and running:
    Code:
    xfdesktop
    As for #2, what do you mean be "none of the file manager programs"? Xubuntu only comes with one by default, Thunar. Have you installed others? BTW, if you've installed Nautilus, it may be taking over management of the desktop, which may explain why #1 and #3 may not be working.

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    Re: xubuntu 13.04 final beta upgrade problems

    Nice one Toz. xfdesktop got it going again.
    As for the file managers, I also installed Krusader.
    Will that be causing a problem ?

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    Re: xubuntu 13.04 final beta upgrade problems

    Quote Originally Posted by fintry View Post
    Nice one Toz. xfdesktop got it going again.
    As for the file managers, I also installed Krusader.
    Will that be causing a problem ?
    I'm not that familiar with Krusader, but I don't think it would. It might just be that your cached sessions got corrupted (it happens). If running xfdesktop solved your problem, then good. If you find that on every login, xfdesktop isn't working and needs to be restarted, then you may need to delete your sessions cache (~/.cache/sessions).

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    Re: xubuntu 13.04 final beta upgrade problems

    I do have to run xfdesktop everytime I boot the laptop, and that is after your tip of clearing the sessions cache.
    I still have Windoze 7 installed on this laptop, will that be causing any interference ?
    I installed Ubuntu through the Wubi program.

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    Re: xubuntu 13.04 final beta upgrade problems

    I do have to run xfdesktop everytime I boot the laptop
    Before you logon, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to the text login console and login there (text mode).
    Once logged in, enter the following commands:
    Code:
    cd $HOME/.cache
    rm -rf sessions
    logout
    Then, go back to the graphical login - press Ctrl+Alt+F7 - and log in again.

    Does xfdesktop start automatically now?

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