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    Installing xfe


    You'll have to excuse the basic question - I am indeed a Linux newbie.
    I am installing xfe on my Linux machine. When I try to run it
    by executing /usr/local/bin/xfe, I get the following error message:
    error while loading shared libraries: libtiff.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

    Have any of you all installed/used xfe and encountered this problem, or can otherwise suggest how to resolve it?

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Dependency trouble? I believe Xfce4 is installed by default on Slackware, if you choose a full install. What happens at the login screen if yo choose /menu/sessiontype/Xfce?
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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    yeah if you have done a full install of Slackware 12.1 the xfce is installed. if you have not changed the inittab default run level to 4 then you would type xwmconfig in the shell to switch what window manager or desktop you use. so it would look some thing like this

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    bash-3.1$ xwmconfig
    once you do that you can use the arrow keys to move up and down to select what you want then just hit enter.

    Hears a screen shot of what the xwmconfig looks like

    http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../snapshot1.png

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    Freston and Silverbain, I think you guys might have misread the original post. This user appears to be installing Xfe (the file manager), not Xfce4 (the desktop environment).
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    I was quick to think the OP made a typo Too quick. Ozar, I stand corrected


    Let me make amends, there's a Xfe 1.19.2 Slackpack here and it has Fox as dependency; which lives here.
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    Yeah sorry about that. Should never post when still half a sleep.

    I tryed to install xfe with out fox at first no luck. you have to have fox installed then install xfe. if you install fox then configure xfe you will get a little from xfe saying that some fonts will not work in fox. at the end of the xfe config it will tell you how to fix it.

    Hope this helps and agen sorry about the OS mixup.

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    To be honest, I thought it was xfce too, until I read it one more time.
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    I've been using xfe for a little while now and have to say I far prefer it over rox-filer. The only drawback is, it takes a while to "load" when there are image files in a directory for some reason.
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