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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xfce-config.xml,v 1.37 2011/02/14 20:43:47 nightmorph Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xfce-config.xml,v 1.40 2011/11/15 18:47:16 swift Exp $ -->
4 4
5<guide> 5<guide>
6<title>The Xfce Configuration Guide</title> 6<title>The Xfce Configuration Guide</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
16 16
17<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 17<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
18<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 18<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
19<license/> 19<license/>
20 20
21<version>5</version> 21<version>8</version>
22<date>2011-02-14</date> 22<date>2011-11-15</date>
23 23
24<chapter> 24<chapter>
25<title>Introduction</title> 25<title>Introduction</title>
26<section> 26<section>
27<title>The Xfce desktop environment</title> 27<title>The Xfce desktop environment</title>
82<pre caption="Installing Xfce"> 82<pre caption="Installing Xfce">
83# <i>emerge -avt xfce4-meta</i> 83# <i>emerge -avt xfce4-meta</i>
84</pre> 84</pre>
85 85
86<p> 86<p>
87Next, add your regular user(s) to the <c>plugdev</c>, <c>cdrom</c>, <c>cdrw</c>, 87Next, add your regular user(s) to the <c>cdrom</c>, <c>cdrw</c>,
88and <c>usb</c> groups, so that they can mount and use devices such as cameras, 88and <c>usb</c> groups, so that they can mount and use devices such as cameras,
89optical drives, and USB sticks. 89optical drives, and USB sticks.
90</p> 90</p>
91 91
92<pre caption="Adding users to the hardware groups"> 92<pre caption="Adding users to the hardware groups">
93<comment>(Replace username with your actual user)</comment> 93<comment>(Replace username with your actual user)</comment>
94# <i>for x in plugdev cdrom cdrw usb ; do gpasswd -a username $x ; done</i> 94# <i>for x in cdrom cdrw usb ; do gpasswd -a username $x ; done</i>
95</pre> 95</pre>
96 96
97<p> 97<p>
98Next, update your environment variables: 98Next, update your environment variables:
99</p> 99</p>
245 <li> 245 <li>
246 <c>xfce4-sensors-plugin</c> lets you monitor your hardware sensors, such as 246 <c>xfce4-sensors-plugin</c> lets you monitor your hardware sensors, such as
247 CPU temperature, fan RPM, hard drive temp, motherboard voltage, and more 247 CPU temperature, fan RPM, hard drive temp, motherboard voltage, and more
248 </li> 248 </li>
249</ul> 249</ul>
250
251<p>
252If you can't find what you're looking for in the plugins specifically made for
253Xfce, try searching through the list of Gnome panel applets! That's right, by
254first emerging <c>xfce4-xfapplet-plugin</c>, you can install and run any applet
255made for Gnome.
256</p>
257 250
258</body> 251</body>
259</section> 252</section>
260<section> 253<section>
261<title>Useful programs</title> 254<title>Useful programs</title>
538<section> 531<section>
539<title>Upgrading Xfce</title> 532<title>Upgrading Xfce</title>
540<body> 533<body>
541 534
542<p> 535<p>
543If you're upgrading Xfce from an old version to 4.8 or newer, then you will need 536If you're upgrading Xfce from a pre-4.8 version to 4.8 or newer, then you will
544to remove your old cached sessions. For each of your users, run the following 537need to remove your old cached sessions and profiles as they are incompatible
538with the 4.8 release (and later releases). For each of your users, run the
545commands to remove your old incompatible cached sessions: 539following commands to remove your old incompatible cached sessions and profile:
546</p> 540</p>
547 541
548<pre caption="Deleting old sessions from the cache"> 542<pre caption="Deleting old sessions from the cache">
549$ <i>rm -r ~/.cache/sessions</i> 543$ <i>rm -r ~/.cache/sessions</i>
550$ <i>rm -r ~/.config/xfce*</i> 544$ <i>rm -r ~/.config/xfce*</i>
551$ <i>rm -r ~/.config/Thunar</i> 545$ <i>rm -r ~/.config/Thunar</i>
552</pre> 546</pre>
553 547
548<p>
549Users will be greeted with a new and shiny interface, but will lose many of
550their individual settings. Sadly, no migration of configuration(s) exist that we
551know of.
552</p>
553
554</body> 554</body>
555</section> 555</section>
556<section> 556<section>
557<title>Resources</title> 557<title>Resources</title>
558<body> 558<body>

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