Help with XFCE please?

Discussion in 'Linux' started by Judgejoey, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Judgejoey


    Jan 27, 2009
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    I hope I'm posting in the right section, apologies in advance if I have not.

    Basically I was having a bit of a play with various desktop and other related settings within the XFCE settings manager. However, whatever I clicked on has turned my small blue love machine into a useless blue brick.

    After a reboot, My wallpaper had changed to the basic XFCE blue one with the rat in the middle... this got me worried.
    Worse still, I try to click on the settings manager and nothing happened. I tried to access the desktop settings, display and various other items on the settings menu and none of them activate.

    I then went into terminal and tried manually to activate anything that would help me bring back what I needed. However commands like "xfce-setting-show" bring back ""No Such File Or Directory". In fact I'm unable to get any XFCE related manual commands to work.

    I should also add that since this has happened, I can't access file manager, and various other programmes and tools on the AspireOne.

    So, can anyone help? And please don't ask me to create the recovery USB stick. I tried using the DVD on my normal PC and it deleted my hard disk partition!!!!

    Thanks in advance to anyone that can help or give advice.

    Judgejoey, Jul 6, 2009
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  2. Judgejoey


    Aug 14, 2008
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    The Wet Coast, Canada
    I'm going to advise that you re-install the OS. Acer really screwed up with their utility to create a flash key from their DVD. IF YOUR PC has more than one hard drive or partition, it will screw things up as you unfortunately have found out. I suggest that you try creating the flash key again by:

    1) Use a computer that you know has only one hdd with one partition, or

    2) Physically disconnect the hdd(s) within the PC before booting from the DVD and attempting to create a flash key recovery device.

    rbil, Jul 8, 2009
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