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Thread: HOWTO: Upgrade Xubuntu to Xfce 4.4rc1

  1. #71
    Join Date
    Nov 2006

    Re: HOWTO: Upgrade Xubuntu to Xfce 4.4rc1

    Hey battlehorse,

    I downgraded xfce4-session back to the Xubuntu version to get the Suspend and Hibernate option back at logout*. Mind you, I have followed sawjew's way of upgrading from Xubuntu to RC2 ( with the addition of adding the corsac repository shown at the bottom of, so not quite sure if we are quite at the same setup.

    * While I have the Suspend and Hibernate option available again, the one time that I tried to Hibernate, it appeared to do it OK, but then I got an error when starting up again saying that it didn't unmount properly. So I think I need to look at that a bit further...

    Hope this helps.


  2. #72
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Xubuntu 6.10 Edgy

    Smile Re: HOWTO: Upgrade Xubuntu to Xfce 4.4rc1

    I have found a way to fix my issues ( remember that I have installed XFCE 4.4RC2 using the graphical installer available at and using apt-get for all the necessary libraries ):

    to get the suspend/resume buttons back, I had only to choose "Default System Session" as my preferred session at the login screen ( previously I was using "XFCE Session" ).

    Btw this change fixed also the "battery panel applet" problem which some other users reported ( the applet won't stay on the panel unless you are using the Default System Session ).

    When using the "Default System Session" I was not able to use the sound (the mixer settings would always reset the volumes to zero) and I had the re-install xfce enabling the alsa option, which in turn forces you to apt-get the package libasound2-dev .

    Hope this helps someone else!

  3. #73
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Xubuntu 6.10 Edgy

    Re: HOWTO: Upgrade Xubuntu to Xfce 4.4rc1

    I just upgraded to Xfce 4.4rc2 and while the upgrade seemed to go okay, I've noticed that I've lost all my Desktop shortcuts.... (the original Xubuntu install displayed whatever was in ~/Desktop as icons on the desktop, with Xfce4.4rc2 nothing in the ~/Desktop directory is displayed) minimized applications do appear on the desktop as icons however.

    I've also lost the right click menu to add items to the desktop that I used to have in the original Xubuntu install..... Any suggestions on how I can get the old behavior (or at least something like it) back?

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