LXPanel not visible

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LXPanel not visible

Postby lxamp » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:04 pm

I have just installed the FreeBSD (version 12, current) version of LXDE Desktop as follows. This is a "slimmed down" version for FreeBSD releases according to the pkg system text.

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$ pkg info lxde-meta
lxde-meta-1.0_8

The problem is that the lxpanel is not visible during startup. This is the case as well if I start opera -web browser from command line. These processes exist in the process listings. Only the user interface is missing. Why are they missing?

The desktop has two desktops and neither of them has these windows. The machine has two possible screens and only one should be in use from the xorg.conf. During the startup of lxpanel, these lines appear:

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$ lxpanel
(lxpanel:4255): GVFS-RemoteVolumeMonitor-WARNING **: remote volume monitor with dbus name org.gtk.vfs.HalVolumeMonitor is not supported
** (lxpanel:4255): WARNING **: launchbar: desktop entry does not exist
** (lxpanel:4255): WARNING **: launchbar: desktop entry does not exist
(lxpanel:4255): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type _OB_WM_ACTION_UNDECORATE
(lxpanel:4255): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type _OB_WM_ACTION_UNDECORATE
(lxpanel:4255): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type _OB_WM_ACTION_UNDECORATE
...

When the LXDE starts, a window opens stating "could not open file" or similar. It looks like if dbus or other socket file or similar is not found and this could be the reason why lxpanel is not visible?

I'm starting LXDE with this line in .xinitrc

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$ cat .xinitrc 
exec startlxde

I tried slim -login manager but it as if connected both of these desktops somehow, the text could not be written and the mouse pointer did not move. The LXDE login manager would be nice. It can't be found from the ports or pkg collections. In the user group messages it has been evaluated that the FreeBSD version is difficult to install. xde at the moment is the only option left to try.

DISPLAY is set to

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:0
. Starting with

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xterm -e lxpanel
does not help. Creating the

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~/Templates
did not help. Where should I start looking?

I'm experiencing problems with applications because of dirty exits from the desktop. Applications leave .lock -files in directories marked with a dot in the home directory. For example libreoffice is not visible if the lockfile exists before startup. What lock file should I remove to use lxpanel and/or where is the actual problem?

lxamp

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Re: LXPanel not visible

Postby lxamp » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:01 pm

After addinng dbus:

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$ cat /etc/rc.conf | grep dbus
dbus_enable="YES"

the error changed to:

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GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager.GeneralError: Unable to
lookup session information for process '863'

Process 863 is: lxpolkit

Clearly an improvement, still not working. This is not obvious without a manual.

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Re: LXPanel not visible

Postby lxamp » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:24 pm

After .xinitrc

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exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch --exit-with-session startlxde
the errors

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(lxpanel:7814): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type _OB_WM_ACTION_UNDECORATE
(lxpanel:7814): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type _OB_WM_ACTION_UNDECORATE
** (lxpanel:7814): WARNING **: launchbar: desktop entry does not exist
** (lxpanel:7814): WARNING **: launchbar: desktop entry does not exist
remain.

Do I do this all wrong? Why can't I see the Opera or LXPanel windows?

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Re: LXPanel not visible

Postby seppalta » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:58 pm

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lxpanelctl restart

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Re: LXPanel not visible

Postby lxamp » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:03 pm

Changing monitor setting from 60 MHz to 75 MHz did it.


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