I'm kinda the new guy here, but I went back and read the thread from
March, and I prefer Martin's "B" layout - in fact, it's pretty much exactly the
way I set up my panels when I switched to XFCE. I have a single 24px
panel at the top with the Applications Menu text showing - I changed
the XFCE default icon the the Fedora XFCE icon presented when I
clicked to change the icon - I have a small line of icons of
frequently used things next to that (for me File Manager, Terminal,
Chromium and Firefox) followed by my Workspace switcher (2
workspaces), my Window Buttons, Volume control, System Tray and Orage
for my clock with the format set as %x %X. Interestingly enough,
that's pretty much exactly how my GNOME 2 setup always looked too
:-). I agree though, either A or B would be acceptable as I would just
change it to my personal preference right after install anyway.
I'm interested in testing the F16 Xfce LiveCD, particularly since
F16's nearing Alpha, but the most recent compose failed:
DEBUG util.py:247: Error creating Live CD : Failed to build
transaction : 1:libabiword-2.8.6-6.fc15.i686 requires
DEBUG util.py:247: 1:cheese-libs-3.0.2-1.fc16.i686 requires libcogl.so.1
DEBUG util.py:247: 1:cheese-3.0.2-1.fc16.i686 requires libcogl.so.1
DEBUG util.py:247: gnome-python2-bonobo-2.28.1-4.fc15.i686 requires
pyorbit >= 2.0.1
DEBUG util.py:247: clutter-gtk-1.0.2-1.fc16.i686 requires libcogl.so.1
DEBUG util.py:247: 1:libabiword-2.8.6-6.fc15.i686 requires
link-grammar >= 4.2.2
I'm guessing the cheese / clutter-gtk should be fixed by
gnome-python2-bonobo depends on pyorbit which was retired last week (FTBFS).
libabiword depends on link-grammar which was also retired last week (FTBFS).
I now use Fedora 15 xfce4 spin. What puzzled me is that when the system
boots, I see logs like starting gdm3..Does that mean in this spin, xfce4 is
only a session based on gdm?
what puzzled me more is when I start a virtualmachine in virtualbox, a gdm
system setting of sound controller will appear on my host system. It seems
that the xfce4 sound controller and gdm sound controller clutters.
So, what's the method to use a pure xfce4 or how to settle down the above