Bug 842106 - taskbar taken over by applications
taskbar taken over by applications
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xfce4-session (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Kevin Fenzi
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-07-22 01:25 EDT by Jaison
Modified: 2012-07-23 10:45 EDT (History)
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Description Jaison 2012-07-22 01:25:52 EDT
Description of problem: I'm running Fedora 17 64bit Xfce.

Just ran an update and rebooted.

Applications now take over the taskbar like in Mac. No min,max, or exit icons though and cant access application menu while the task bar is taken over. you can see it here https://www.dropbox.com/s/rroi3fj3gj...%3A28%20AM.png

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Yum update
2. reboot
3. log in and lauch a program.
Actual results:
Programs take over taskbar. Cant access aplication menu.

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Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2012-07-22 01:30:20 EDT
Sounds like your window manager died and your session got saved without it. 

If you can get to a Terminal in your session run: 'xfwm4 --replace &' and see if things go back to normal. 

If you cannot get a terminal, you can clear your session by doing: 

rm ~/.cache/sessions/xfce-session*

from a text login (control-alt-f2) and then login again.
Comment 2 Jaison 2012-07-22 07:05:58 EDT
Was able to bring up Termminal and run: 'xfwm4 --replace &' but it just it only hanged there doing nothing.

Got into the text login and removed ~/.cache/sessions/xfce-session*

Started x and it resolved the issue.

Wasnt able to empty trash though so i had to make a black file and delete it then i was able to resume that function again through the interface.
Comment 3 Kevin Fenzi 2012-07-23 10:45:04 EDT
Yeah, so this is possibly the xfwm4 crash issue with multiple applications wishing to save on logout. ;( 

Upstream is aware of it and working on it, but has no fix as of now. 

Typically restarting xfwm4 or clearing your session gets things back into a good state. 

The problem occurs when you have multiple applications that all wish to put up a 'do you wish to save your changes before you quit' dialog. Xfwm4 gets confused and crashes, the session exits, but saves without a window manager. 

Sorry for the trouble, hopefully this will get fixed soon upstream...

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