Originally Posted by karlpiuemeno
Hi ! I tried to install XFCE by pirut and yumex, but I had the same problem:
-The xfce startup screen flashes..
-I can't add the xfce menu.
I tried to delete the configuration files (./config/xfce...) but nothing changed.... Always the same problem.....
Ati drivers--------> OPEN SOURCE
the only restricted are: flash (gnash used all my cpu...) and gstreamer codecs. So the system is "GENUINE"
With gnome it's all ok... compiz works etc..
I would try two things. First, create a new user, just as an experiment, and see if Xfce works under that. Also, try logging into Gnome and selecting the compiz fusion icon and window manager. See if you have the Xfwm4 manager and try changing to that then logging back into Xfce.
It sounds like a wm problem to me, I had similiar issues late in FC6 till Xfce 4 came out. Then everything cleared up for me. As a footnote, I have been running Xfce since late FC6 and with Compiz-Fusion since mid F7 and I love it. Everything works great. I can log into gnome with the same user and back to Xfce with no problems but I have learned through experience it is best to keep just one DE per user. Create a new user account for each DE/WM you want to run.
oh, are you using Leigh's compiz-fusion package or the stock F8 compiz package? If the later I sense your problem lies here. Try switching window managers and I bet Xfce works fine.