View Full Version : [ubuntu] Xfce desktop on 13.04

June 9th, 2013, 12:57 AM
I've been trying a couple different desktops to see which one I like. Unity I'm not a fan of and I like Gnome Fallback ok. I decided to try Xfce but I don't have any icons when I use the file manager. I just have text. How do I get icons?


June 9th, 2013, 01:12 AM
jamesd3rd; Hi !...
I run XFCE4 on 13.04 as the platform....
Let's see; you have to have xorg for a GUI to run in

dpkg -l xorg
then xfce4 must be installed ->status:

dpkg -l xfce4
and from the text login, to start the XFCE4 desk top:

startxfce4 pending creating and editing ~/.xinitrc

should workie great last long time !

June 9th, 2013, 01:25 AM
Odd, even though I did few restarts nothing changed. Just after I posted this, I did a restart and all my icons came back. But is there a way to change the default icons?

June 9th, 2013, 02:23 AM

icons: yeah you can change them;
applications menu -> settings -> appearance -> icons
If what is not available is unsatisfactory, others are available. See the xfce wiki for further details.

all's well that ends well