[arch-general] XFCE broken with Gnome 3.8?

Paul Marwick paul.marwick at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 14:07:23 EDT 2013

David Rosenstrauch wrote:
> I picked up some Gnome package upgrades last night during a pacman 
> update, and I haven't been able to log into XFCE ever since.  It gets 
> most of the way through the login process, then craps out and falls 
> back to the session manager (LXDM).  I'm not even able to see any 
> debug information about what's going on.
> Anyone have a clue / pointer to a fix / workaround?
> Thanks,
> DR
Not sure how much this helps, but I've just aborted an upgrade, mainly 
because it looked as tough it was going to drag in most of gnome. Just 
looking at the direct gnome sutff, this is what I've been looking at:

gnome-desktop-1:3.8.1-1  gnome-dictionary-3.6.0-2 gnome-font-viewer-3.8.0-1
gnome-icon-theme-3.8.0-1  gnome-icon-theme-symbolic- 
gnome-screenshot-3.8.1-1  gnome-search-tool-3.6.0-2 gnome-system-log-3.8.1-1
gnome-system-monitor-3.8.0-1  gobject-introspection-1.36.0-1
lib32-pango-1.34.0-1  libgee-0.10.1-1  libgee06-0.6.8-1 
libsoup-gnome-2.40.3-1 [removal]  libtracker-sparql-0.16.0-4 

Prior to this upgrade, I had gnome-utils installed - the extras seem to 
be baggage picked up by it. I'm going to have to work out whether its 
really needed - I've no desire to have a huge stack of gnome bloat on my 
nice Xfce system....

If you're having problems starting Xfce now, sounds like even more 
reason to refuse the upgrade.


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