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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
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    xfdesktop crashes on startup

    It started yesterday after I ran the following .sh file...

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    
    # Alloc's Minecraft Installer:
    
    # feel free to change, update, improve, and release this script
    
    # suggestions of feedback? reach me at alloc@dr.com
    
    # This script, in no way, is directly distributing any protected minecraft files
    # all files are downloaded directly from minecraft.net. Don't worry, you won't be
    # breaking the "one big rule" :)
    
    # happy mining!
    
    # latest update 5/07/2011
    
    
    echo ""
    echo "@-------------------------------------------@"
    echo "@  Alloc's Bash Minecraft Installer         @"
    echo "@  Version 2.0                                               @" 
    echo "@                                                                            @"
    echo "@  Please feel free to improve               @"
    echo "@  this script however you desire.           @"
    echo "@                                                                            @"
    echo "@  Alloc@dr.com                                             @"
    echo "@-------------------------------------------@"
    
    counter=1
    
    #----------------------------------#
    #                  DOTS FUNCTION                  #
    #----------------------------------#
    # this function simply prints three dots. It waits .1 seconds between each dot
    function dots {
    while [ $counter -le 3 ]
    do
    echo -ne "."
    sleep .1
    ((counter++))
    done
    let counter=1
    echo
    }
    ## END DOTS
    
    #----------------------------------#
    #                INSTALL FUNCTION                #
    #----------------------------------#
    # This is the main install function, here all the files are downloaded/created and installed
    function Install {
    # the first thing it does is check to see if the .minecraft folder already exists
    # if so, then we don't need to create a new one, if not, we do.
    if [ -e /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft ]
    then
            echo  ".minecraft folder exists"
            if [ -e /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft/minecraft.jar ]
            then
                    echo  -ne "have you run this before?"
                    dots
            
            fi
            echo ""
    else 
    echo -ne "creating /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft"
    dots
    cd /home/$(whoami)
    mkdir .minecraft
    fi      
    
    
    
    
    #--------------------------------------------
    cd /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft
    #--------------------------------------------
    # after the .minecraft folder is created, the script checks for Sun-Java
    # by checking to see if the installation folder is present, if so, then
    # it will not download it, however it will still make sure that sun-java
    # is default, just in case openjdk is already installed
    echo -ne "looking for Sun-Java"
    dots
    if [ -e /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun ] 
    then
            if [ -e /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin ]
            then 
                    if [ -e /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/bin/java ]
                    then
                    echo "Sun-Java is already Installed!"
                    echo -ne "We need to make sure that it is the default Java installation"
                    dots
                    echo "Don't worry if you see lots of errors"
                    echo "this requires root access"
                    # setting the default java creates alot of unneeded text, therefore it is done 
                    # in a new terminal window, because people dont' really need to see it
                    sudo gnome-terminal -x sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun
                    echo "Sun Java set as Default."
                    fi
            fi
    echo ""
    else
    echo -ne "you'll need to install Sun-Java-JRE"
    dots
    echo "this will require root access!"
    echo "prepare for lots of text!"
    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin
    sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun
    echo ""
    echo ""
    echo ""
    echo " JAVA INSTALL SUCCESSFUL!"
    echo "------------------------------------"
    echo ""
    echo ""
    echo ""
    
    fi 
    
    #--------------------------------------------
    # the .jar file is simply downloaded to the .minecraft folder from minecraft.net
    # it first checks to see if the user already has it, if so, it won't be downloaded
    echo -ne downloading minecraft.jar
    dots
    if [ -e /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft/minecraft.jar ] 
    then
    echo looks like you already downloaded it!
    else
    wget -q www.minecraft.net/download/minecraft.jar
    echo "downloaded."
    fi
    echo""
    echo -ne downloading icon
    # the icon is also downloaded from minecraft.net, only if needed
    dots
    if [ -e /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft/icon.png ] 
    then
    echo "you already have the icon!"
    else
    wget -q http://www.minecraft.net/favicon.png
    mv favicon.png icon.png
    echo saved to /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft
    fi
    echo ""
    #---------------------------------------------
    echo -ne "writing bin shell"
    # this writes a seperate shell script in the /usr/local/bin folder, this is what allows the user
    # to run minecraft from terminal, just by typing minecraft.
    dots
    if [ ! -e /usr/local/bin/minecraft ] 
    then
    touch minecraft
    echo java -jar /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft/minecraft.jar >> minecraft
    echo -ne saving to usr/local/bin
    dots
    echo this requires root access:
    sudo cp minecraft /usr/local/bin/
    cd /
    cd /usr/local/bin
    sudo chmod +x minecraft
    echo "done"
    else 
    echo excecutable already written
    fi
    echo ""
    #--------------------------------------------
    echo -ne writing desktop shortcut
    dots
    cd /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft/
    if [ -e /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft/install_files ] 
    then
    echo -ne previous version detected, updating
    dots
    rm -rf install_files
    fi
    mkdir install_files
    cd install_files
    
    touch alloc-installer.desktop
    echo "[Desktop Entry]" >> alloc-installer.desktop
    echo "Type=Application" >> alloc-installer.desktop
    echo "Encoding=UTF-8" >> alloc-installer.desktop
    echo "Name=Minecraft" >> alloc-installer.desktop
    echo "Comment=awesome game" >> alloc-installer.desktop
    echo Exec= java -jar /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft/minecraft.jar >> alloc-installer.desktop
    echo Icon= /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft/icon.png  >> alloc-installer.desktop
    echo Categories=Game >> alloc-installer.desktop
    echo "Terminal=false" >> alloc-installer.desktop
    #----------------------------------------------------
    echo -ne granting the shortcut excecution permissions
    dots
    echo this requires root access
    cp alloc-installer.desktop /home/$(whoami)/Desktop
    sudo chmod +x /home/$(whoami)/Desktop/alloc-installer.desktop
    echo "done"
    echo ""
    #---------------------------------------------
    echo -ne writing menu item
    dots
    touch alloc-menu.directory
    echo [Desktop Entry] >> alloc-menu.directory
    echo Value=1.0 >> alloc-menu.directory
    echo Type=Directory >> alloc-menu.directory
    echo Encoding=UTF-8 >> alloc-menu.directory
    echo "done"
    echo ""
    echo -ne installing to Applications menu
    dots
    xdg-desktop-menu install alloc-menu.directory alloc-installer.desktop
    xdg-desktop-menu forceupdate
    echo installed
    #--------------------------------------------
    echo ""
    echo "SUCCESS!"
    echo ""
    echo -e "Minecraft has been successfully Downloaded and Installed \nCheck your desktop and Applications menu for launchers! \nYou can also run it from terminal with a 'minecraft' command! \ncontact: alloc@dr.com" 
    echo "Happy Mining!"
    
    echo""
    
    }
    ## END INSTALL
    
    #----------------------------------#
    #        SERVER INSTALL FUNCTION          #
    #----------------------------------#
    function ServerInstall {
    echo -ne "Looking for Server File"
    dots
    if [ -e /home/$(whoami)/Minecraft_Server/bin/minecraft_server.jar ]
    then
            echo -ne "Server Files already installed!"
            dots
            Main
    else
    echo "not found!"
    fi
    echo ""
    echo -ne "Creating Server Directory"
    dots
    mkdir /home/$(whoami)/Minecraft_Server
    cd /home/$(whoami)/Minecraft_Server
    mkdir bin
    cd bin
    echo ""
    echo -ne "Downloading"
    dots
    echo -ne "       -minecraft_server.jar"
    echo     "   done!"
    wget -q http://www.minecraft.net/download/minecraft_server.jar
    
    echo -ne "       -server_icon.png        "
    echo     "   done!"
    dots
    wget -q http://i.imgur.com/ugDRM.png
    mv ugDRM.png server_icon.png
    
    echo ""
    echo -ne "Writing Shell Launcher"
    dots
    if [ -e minecraft_server ] 
    then
            rm minecraft_server
    fi
    touch minecraft_server
    echo "cd /home/$(whoami)/Minecraft_Server" >> minecraft_server
    echo "pwd" >> minecraft_server
    
    echo "java -Xmx1024M -Xms1024M -jar bin/minecraft_server.jar" >> minecraft_server
    echo -ne  "Copying to bin folder"
    dots
    echo "This may require root access:"
    sudo cp minecraft_server /usr/local/bin
    sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/minecraft_server
    echo "done"
    echo ""
    
    echo -ne "Creating launchers"
    dots
    
    mkdir install_files
    cd install_files
    
    if [ -e alloc-server_installer.desktop ] || [ -e alloc-menu.directory ] 
    then
            rm alloc-server_installer.desktop
            rm alloc-menu.directory
    fi
    touch alloc-server_installer.desktop
      echo "[Desktop Entry]" >> alloc-server_installer.desktop
      echo "Type=Application" >> alloc-server_installer.desktop
      echo "Encoding=UTF-8" >> alloc-server_installer.desktop
      echo "Name=Server Minecraft" >> alloc-server_installer.desktop
      echo "Comment=Server GUI" >> alloc-server_installer.desktop
      echo Exec=  minecraft_server >> alloc-server_installer.desktop
      echo Icon= /home/$(whoami)/Minecraft_Server/bin/server_icon.png  >> alloc-server_installer.desktop
      echo Categories=Game >> alloc-server_installer.desktop
      echo "Terminal=false" >> alloc-server_installer.desktop
    #----------------------------------------------------
    echo -ne "Granting the shortcut excecution permissions"
    dots
    echo this requires root access
    cp alloc-server_installer.desktop /home/$(whoami)/Desktop
    sudo chmod +x /home/$(whoami)/Desktop/alloc-server_installer.desktop
    echo "done"
    echo ""
    
    echo -ne "Writing menu item"
    dots
    touch alloc-menu.directory
      echo [Desktop Entry] >> alloc-menu.directory
      echo Value=1.0 >> alloc-menu.directory
      echo Type=Directory >> alloc-menu.directory
      echo Encoding=UTF-8 >> alloc-menu.directory
    
    echo -ne "Installing server launchers"
    dots
    xdg-desktop-menu install alloc-menu.directory alloc-server_installer.desktop
    xdg-desktop-menu forceupdate
    echo "done"
    echo ""
    echo  -e "The Minecraft server client has been installed! \nrun it from the launchers, or by typing 'minecraft_server' into terminal"
    
    
    ## END SERVER INSTALL 
    }
    
    #----------------------------------#
    #       SERVER UNINSTALL FUNCTION        #
    #----------------------------------#
    function ServerUninstall {
    if [ ! -d /home/$(whoami)/Minecraft_Server ]
    then
            echo Server is not installed!
            return
    fi
    cd /home/$(whoami)/Minecraft_Server/bin/install_files
    echo -ne "Removing Launchers"
    dots
    xdg-desktop-menu uninstall alloc-menu.directory alloc-server_installer.desktop
    echo "done"
    echo ""
    echo -ne "Removing Desktop Icon"
    dots
    cd /home/$(whoami)/Desktop
    if [ -e alloc-server_installer.desktop ]
    then
            rm alloc-server_installer.desktop
            echo "done"
    else
            echo "Does not exits"
    fi
    echo ""
    echo -ne "Removing Server"
    dots
    if [ -d /home/$(whoami)/Minecraft_Server/bin ]
    then
            cd /home/$(whoami)/Minecraft_Server
            rm -rf bin
            echo "done"
    fi
    echo ""
    echo -ne "Removing launch script"
    dots
    echo "this requires root access"
    sudo rm /usr/local/bin/minecraft_server
    echo "done"
    
    echo "Uninstall Successful"
    }
    #----------------------------------#
    #          UNINSTALL FUNCTION            #
    #----------------------------------#
    function Uninstall {
    echo -ne "Looking for Minecraft"
    dots
    if [ ! -e /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft/minecraft.jar ]
    then
            echo -ne "  -folder not detected"
            dots
            if [ ! -e /usr/local/bin/minecraft ]
            then
            echo -ne "  -bin launcher not detected"
            dots
            echo""
            echo "Minecraft doesn't seem to be installed!"
            Main
            return
            fi
    fi
    echo "Minecraft found!"
    echo -ne "Uninstalling Minecraft"
    dots
    echo "NOTE: You're save files will be kept"
    cd /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft
    echo ""
    echo -ne "Deleting files and folders"
    dots
    rm -rf bin
    rm -rf texturepacks
    rm minecraft.jar
    if [ -e options.txt ]
    then
            rm options.txt
    fi
    if [ -e lastlogin ]
    then
            rm lastlogin
    fi
    rm minecraft
    rm -rf resources
    rm icon.png
    cd install_files
    echo "Removing Application Launcher"
    
    xdg-desktop-menu uninstall alloc-menu.directory alloc-installer.desktop
    echo "Removing Desktop Shortcut"
    rm /home/$(whoami)/Desktop/alloc-installer.desktop
    rm -rf /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft/install_files
    echo ""
    echo -ne "Removing Binary Launcher"
    dots
    echo "this requires root access:"
    sudo rm /usr/local/bin/minecraft
    echo ""
    echo "Minecraft has been uninstalled :(" 
    
    }
    ## END UNINSTALL
    
    #----------------------------------#
    #        TROUBLESHOOT FUNCTION          #
    #----------------------------------#
    function TroubleShoot {
    echo ""
    echo ""
    echo "#----------------------------------#"
    echo "#    Troubleshooting Menu    #"
    echo "#----------------------------------#"
    
    echo "What would you like to do? (enter number of choice)"; echo "";
    echo "1. install/update Sun-Java"
    echo "2. install/update OpenJDK"
    echo "3. use Sun-Java to run minecraft from now on"
    echo "4. use OpenJDK to run minecraft from now on (not generally encouraged)"
    echo "5. these options didn't fix it!"
    echo "6. return to the main menu"
    TINPUT=0
    read TINPUT
    if [ $TINPUT -eq 1 ]
    then
            echo -ne "Installing/Updating Sun-Java"
            dots
            echo "this requires root access:"
            sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre
            echo ""; echo ""; echo; echo "Finished!"; echo "";
            TroubleShoot
    else
    if [ $TINPUT -eq 2 ]
    then
            echo -ne "Installing/Updating OpenJDK"
            dots
            echo "this requires root access:"
            sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre
            echo ""; echo ""; echo; echo "Finished!"; echo "";
            TroubleShoot
    else
    if [ $TINPUT -eq 3 ]
    then
            echo -ne "Making Sun-Java the default"
            dots
            echo "Don't worry if you see lots of errors"
    
            sudo gnome-terminal -x sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun
            echo ""; echo ""; echo; echo "Finished!"; echo "";
    else 
    if [ $TINPUT -eq 4 ]
    then
            echo -ne "Making OpenJDK the default"
            dots
            echo "Don't worry if you see lots of errors"
    
            sudo gnome-terminal -x sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-6-openjdk
            echo ""; echo ""; echo; echo "Finished!"; echo "";
    else
    if [ $TINPUT -eq 5 ]
    then
    echo "-------------------------------------------------"
    echo "if these troubleshooting options didn't fix your,"
    echo "problem, I'd be glad to help you out! "
    echo "Alloc@dr.com"
    echo "-------------------------------------------------"
    read NOTHING
    Main
    else
    if [ $TINPUT -eq 6 ]
    then
    return
    else
    echo invalid choice
    TroubleShoot
    fi
    fi
    fi
    fi
    fi
    fi
    }
    
    ## END TROUBLESHOOT
    
    #----------------------------------#
    #                 MAIN FUNCTION            #
    #----------------------------------#
    function Main {
    echo ""
    echo "------------------------------------------------------"
    echo "What would you like to do? (enter number of choice) "; echo "";
    INPUT=0
    while [ $INPUT != 1 ] && [ $INPUT != 2 ] && [ $INPUT != 3 ]
    do
    echo "1. Install Minecraft"
    echo "2. Uninstall Minecraft"
    echo "3. Install Minecraft Server"
    echo "4. Uninstall Minecraft Server"
    echo "5. TroubleShooting"
    echo "6. Exit"
    if [ -e /usr/local/bin/minecraft ] && [ -e /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft/minecraft.jar ]
    then
    echo "7. Play Minecraft!"
    fi
    read INPUT
    if [ $INPUT -eq 1 ] 
    then
            Install
            Main
            return
    else 
    if [ $INPUT -eq 2 ] 
    then
            Uninstall
            Main
            return
    else
    if [ $INPUT -eq 3 ]
    then
            ServerInstall
            Main
            return
    else
    if [ $INPUT -eq 4 ]
    then
            ServerUninstall
            Main
            return
    else
    if [ $INPUT -eq 5 ]
    then
            TroubleShoot
            Main
            return
    else
    if [ $INPUT -eq 6 ]
    then
            return
    else
    if [ $INPUT -eq 7 ] && [ -e /usr/local/bin/minecraft ] && [ -e /home/$(whoami)/.minecraft/minecraft.jar ]
    then
    minecraft
    else
    
            echo "invalid choice"
            Main
    fi
    fi
    fi
    fi
    fi
    fi
    fi
    
    done
    }
    
    
    #----------------------------------#
    #         CALL THE MAIN FUNCTION          #
    #----------------------------------#
    
    Main
    
    # THE END
    I installed both minecraft and the server via this sh file.

    I'm not really sure how to go about fixing this and google seems not to reveal any solutions. When I run
    Code:
    xfdesktop & exit
    in the terminal, the desktop flashes on and off a few times and then crashes.

    Any hope/ideas? I'm running xubuntu 12.04

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    In front of the computer
    Beans
    159
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: xfdesktop crashes on startup

    There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the script. Does running:
    Code:
    xfdesktop
    give out any error messages?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: xfdesktop crashes on startup

    There was a report previously about a similar problem with that script and xfdesktop. See here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...raft+xfdesktop.

    I wonder whether the script is causing some permission errors in your home folder. In addition to what @Isamu715 suggests, make sure that you are the owner of the files in your home directory - especially in these locations:
    Code:
    ls -al $HOME
    ls -al $HOME/.config
    ls -al $HOME/.config/xfce4
    ls -al $HOME/.cache/sessions

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Beans
    53

    Re: xfdesktop crashes on startup

    @Isam715 -

    The only error is: Segmentation fault (core dumped)

    @Toz -

    All of the locations you mentioned belong to me (according to ls -al). I'm going to go through the thread you mentioned and report how that goes. Good find!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Beans
    53

    Re: xfdesktop crashes on startup

    So... I ended up 'solving' it by deleting all the hidden folders and files in my home folder and replacing them with the hidden files and folders in a newly created user. Not elegant, and I don't recommend it, but it did work. Had to recalibrate my settings, etc., but at least I didn't have to re-os the stupid thing. Moral of the story, don't use script files.

    Thanks all!

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