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Aphax
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:41 am    Post subject: [solved] XFCE panel not showing up anymore Reply with quote

For some reason my XFCE panel (xfce-base/xfce4-panel-4.10.1) isn't showing up anymore, even though the xfce4-panel process is running according to 'ps'. Other than the panel not showing, everything seems to work fine, I can interact with my desktop, the window manager runs normally. Anyone know what might cause this or how I could even begin to debug this?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi have you try to kill this process and start it again from terminal?
What does it shows up?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Restarting it didn't seem to work, it prints this:

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Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.
^C
(xfce4-panel:21590): xfce4-panel-CRITICAL **: panel-application.c:1247 (panel_application_save): expression 'XFCONF_IS_CHANNEL (channel)' failed.


(note that the last error occurs only after I CTRL+C'd the process)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay I sorted it now. The cause was somewhat idiotic; I found that in the xfce settings editor, the panel has an "output-name" property, which was set to a non-existant xrandr output name, because I had recently connected my monitor via VGA instead of DVI. So after changing that to the correct xrandr output name and restarting xfce4-panel the panel reappeared. Seems silly that simply connecting a different monitor would make the panel disappear like that, but oh well, at least I'll know how to fix it next time :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi it happened to me either. I plug another monitor to my laptop with different ( higher ) resolution and set is as "main" and after I disconnect it, my xfce-panel was stuck "outside" my laptop monitor.
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