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I am having a problem with xfdesktop crashing and then seg faulting when I try to restart it. When I try to register with the xfce forums to ask for ...
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    Why are xfce forums so hard to register with?


    I am having a problem with xfdesktop crashing and then seg faulting when I try to restart it. When I try to register with the xfce forums to ask for help there is an obtuse sequence to be discerned to complete the registration, why?

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    Many of these forums have stupid signup processes to prevent automatic registration by bot, but normally its really easy for humans to cope with the process. Ours is a bit odd, but as a new user you probably know that already.

    I can't comment on why another forum would make it difficult, that's their own internal decision. All I can suggest is to try posting the issue here.
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    I am not actually a new user. I have been using Linux for about 10 + years and have been or are members of many different forums. The registration process for xfce is Frankenstein in its current application. Xfce is generally very good. I switched to xfce after gnome got so bazaar. The problem with xfdesktop happened after an update. Since I was not able to register with xfce, I though that this would be a good place to ask questions because so many people check Linux Forums.

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    I just signed up and took less than a minute, its one of the simplest signups I've seen. What kind of problem are you having?

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    Quote Originally Posted by docbop View Post
    I just signed up and took less than a minute, its one of the simplest signups I've seen. What kind of problem are you having?
    When I get to the bottom where this is "What is the output of date -u +%jXfce|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g' if you run it in a terminal emulator?"
    and I run in a terminal I get either - or a 20 digit hexadecimal number neither of which seem to be what is wanted.

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    The result I get is a 64 character string. What distro are you running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by reguspatoff View Post
    When I get to the bottom where this is "What is the output of date -u +%jXfce|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g' if you run it in a terminal emulator?"
    and I run in a terminal I get either - or a 20 digit hexadecimal number neither of which seem to be what is wanted.
    I just cut and pasted it from thier page to a terminal and get a 64 character string: 16b373dd11e8cfe2758bdae715cd9a5636fb89fa0543252d1b fdf6c390451bb1

    The only thing I found odd is they have you create a password that they change in their signup confirmation email. Not a big deal just odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docbop View Post
    I just cut and pasted it from thier page to a terminal and get a 64 character string: 16b373dd11e8cfe2758bdae715cd9a5636fb89fa0543252d1b fdf6c390451bb1

    The only thing I found odd is they have you create a password that they change in their signup confirmation email. Not a big deal just odd.
    Should be what everyone gets given the -u %j on date. It's hard to imagine why it would truncate to 20 chars or sometime output a "-"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reguspatoff View Post
    I am not actually a new user. I have been using Linux for about 10 + years...
    Sorry. I didn't make it clear - I wasn't suggesting you were a new Linux user, but as a user with 1 post on here (at the time I answered) I assumed you were a new user to LinuxForums. Maybe that was incorrect.
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