Xfce and FC2 (installs, but not fully functional?)

Gerry Tool gstool at earthlink.net
Wed May 19 13:37:28 UTC 2004

Nicu Buculei wrote:
> how am i supposed to install Xfce in FC2? (without installing everything)
> i haven't spotted it in Anaconda using "custom" install, neither in 
> system-config-packages, so the only option is to install from command 
> line with rpm or yum, but this option is flawed because Xfce is composed 
> from several rpm packages, some of them optional and i have no means to 
> determine *without manual search* what packages i really need, what are 
> their names or even on what CD are located
I copied all the xfce*.rpm files from CD4 to a directory and did an rpm 
-Uvh *.rpm to install XFce.  It installed fine and it now appears in the 
session menu.

However, when I run it, I get a message window that says:
"Your window manager does not seem to support the new window manager 
hints as defined on http:/www.freedesktop.org.  Some XFce features may 
not work as intended."

When I close it, the panels appear but I have a continuous hourglass 
cursor.  The cursor will open windows when clicking on icons, but 
obviously I'm missing something.

Any hints will be appreciated.

Gerry Tool

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