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Hi all, I am not sure whether to post this question here or in slackware forum, but since the problem is mostly related to XFCE then I think it is ...
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    cannot quit xfce4


    Hi all,

    I am not sure whether to post this question here or in slackware forum, but since the problem is mostly related to XFCE then I think it is better to put it here.

    Anyway I just installed the new Slackware 12.0 and tried out the XFCE window manager.
    I installed the packages manually one by one, and got the XFCE up and running. However when I tried to quit xfce it won't do it, it just didn't do anything. I just stayed there, so I have to press Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to get out of the Xwindows.

    At first I wasn't sure what happened, the only thing i could see from the command prompt from where I run startx was that there is a message "ICE connection rejected" and something like "session-manager was not running".

    I wasn't sure whether this has anything to do with the unable to quit problem that I am having. But it seems the message "session-manager was not running" was not present if I didn't try to quit first but instead just press the Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.

    But now when I looked at the Edit Menu window under Desktop Preferences, I found that the Quit button will invoke a command called quit, like for example Terminal button will invoke a command called xfterm4 or the File manager button will invoke Thunar etc.

    Now the other commands I found on that Edit Menu can be invoked manually via the terminal window. So when I type xfhelp4 on CLI it will invoke the Xfce Documentation under the web browser, or when I typed thunar it will invoke the file manager etc.

    But when I type in quit then it says "command not found". and when I do "which quit" it comes back saying: no quit in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin.....All of my path here)

    So I am missing quit for this XFCE. Does anybody know where can I find quit for XFCE ? Can someone that already have XFCE running and got the Quit button works properly tell me where the quit command is ? or whether the Quit actually invoke quit command or something else ?

    Thanks in advance for any help

    BTW: I have searched the The Slackware Linux Project packages, and I could not find any quit command that is i think related to XFCE. There is one quit command under fvwm95 package, but don't think this is the one that I want.

    Thanks again

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    Well, this might shock you.
    but there isnt any quit program.
    its a Command that XFCE reads as exit.
    So, you cant close xfce with a terminal. You have to click the quit button.
    If you want to shutdown when running xfce you can do that. But just entering init 0, or shutdown -t now or ofc halt.

    Hope that helped.
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    Thank you for the reply.

    Actually you are partially right. There is no quit command, however you can quit xfce4 from the command prompt. Just type in xfce4-session-logout from your terminal window, and that works just like the Quit button. Actually I think it is the command that Quit button executes when you press it

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    Yea that was what I was pointing at
    Anywho you figured it out. Thats important isnt it
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