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Re: swap

On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 11:38:44AM -0400, Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 08:18:29PM -0700, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> > On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 09:42:43PM -0400, Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> > > On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 01:46:35AM +0100, andy wrote:
>  > 
> > > I tried setting ulimit -v to 98304 and it did keep Xorg from thrashing
> > > the system, it would just kill off the remote Konq and the terminal
> > > window running top.  However, I've go a new problem:  My panel in Xfce
> > > doesn't show up.  I tried moving my configs out of the way and I've
> > > tried purging and reinstalling xfce-panel with no luck.  All that
> > > thrashing and hard reboots may have damaged something.  I don't have
> > > samhain to tell me if anything has changed or gone missing.  If I can't
> > > solve it, I'll keep my eye on the rest of the system and if other things
> > > go haywire I'll consider just reinstalling.
> > 
> > you have to (not at my machine!) go into the xfce settings manager and
> > "allow xfce to manage the desktop" or some such. I think its under
> > "Desktop" or "Window Manager"
> > 
> > and then make sure you're set to save the session, though I think that
> > particular setting operates outside the "saved session" system.
> You misunderstand.  It was working and I didn't change any of the
> settings.  The panel stopped working.  Under settings, I click on panel
> and nothing happens. Panel is installed, presents a button on the
> settings menu, but is unresponsive.

I mention that because I had my xfce stuff disappear the other day
after an upgrade/reboot and that was the problem. And just to clarify
(at my machine now) it was xfce settings -> Desktop -> allow xfce to
manage the desktop.

is xfce4-panel running? what happens if you start it from a terminal?


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