Drawer in xfce?

Beartooth beartooth at comcast.net
Fri Oct 28 17:14:52 UTC 2011

On Thu, 27 Oct 2011 20:58:53 +0200, Sjoerd Mullender wrote:

>> 	I'm running xfce on an expendable laptop (under F16, in case that
>> matters) which can also boot into gnome. How do I add a drawer or three
>> to a panel?
> Right click on the item in the panel and choose Properties.  Then add
> items to the list.

	I'm not getting my question across. There is no drawer on the 
panel. What I'm trying to do is get one. 

	Right-clicking on the bare panel, I've tried both "properties" 
and "panel."  With the latter I can get an option to "add items," but 
there is neither an applet called "drawer" among the offerings, nor 
anything with an icon that suggests one. 

	alacarte is installed, according to "yum install" -- but I find 
no launcher for it, and doing "alacarte" or "alacarte &" either as user 
or as root gets me an error complaining about "no module named 
gmenu" (whatever that is). And "yum install gmenu" just gets "no package 
gmenu available." The same happens with "drawer."

	I'm thinking, of course, that maybe the drawer is there but 
buried, and I could add it to the menu for "add items" -- if it has some 
other name than "drawer." Or there may be some intermediate name like 
"panel-applets" whose name I lack; "yum whatprovides _______" seems to be 
getting itself lost in a wilderness of mirrors with three-line URLs 
ending in "Couldn't resolve host."
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User
I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.

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