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Re: pkg/52350: xfce4 not working on NetBSD-current

The following reply was made to PR pkg/52350; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "John D. Baker" <>
Subject: Re: pkg/52350: xfce4 not working on NetBSD-current
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2017 01:18:20 -0500 (CDT)

 I am also seeing problems with the new Xfce4 in pkgsrc-2017Q2.  As the
 test system is not local, I am having to run it via VNC through an SSH
 The tunnel is established with:
   $ ssh -L 5901:remote:5901 user@remote
 I start it as follows:
   $ startxfce4 -- $(which Xvfb) :1 -screen 0 1152x900x8 &
 and make it available via VNC with:
   $ x11vnc -N -bg -display :1
 and connect to it with:
   $ vncviewer -brg233 localhost:1
 The remote user having never run Xfce before, there is nothing in
 "~/.config" or "~/.cache" to get in the way.
 The display shows only a single window titled "Panel" in the middle of the
 screen.  The window itself is completely black but the title bar, frame and
 buttons seem drawn properly.
 The left window button ("window ops"?) pops down a menu of operations.
 Clicking it again dismisses the menu, but only the portion that overlaid
 the window is refreshed.  The portion extending below the window is not
 The window can be picked up and moved, but the motion is not blanked, so
 a trail of outlines is left.
 The window can be closed by either the close button on the right or the
 "Close" item in the pop-down menu.
 Upon closing the window a small black rectangle appears in the upper left
 corner of the screen.  It can be picked up and moved, but leave a trail of
 black outlines.
 Prior to closing the "Panel" window, one can hover the mouse over regions
 in the upper left of the display and some sort of pop-up window will
 appear and disappear in numerous places along the upper left side of
 the display.
 After closing the "Panel" window, only the black rectangle remains and
 no further activity is visible when the mouse is in the upper left of
 the screen.
 Running 'fluxbox' on this VNC arrangement works relatively well.
 At present I cannot try this on a machine with a local display.  It may
 be some time before I can arrange it.
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