xfce4-indicator-plugin displaying "wrong" indicators and crashing

Alistair Buxton a.j.buxton at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 18:52:00 UTC 2014


So you've found a couple of known issues here, and a new one.

indicator-session - yes, we know it doesn't work properly.
indicator-datetime - I actually prefer this to the Xfce one, but it
does have some minor problems such as the control panel not working.

These two indicators can be hidden through the plugin configuration
with no known side effects.

Now, indicator-appmenu - yes, we know this one is broken too. It is
the reason your panel is crashing. Unfortunately it seems that if you
hide this one, the backend will still claim the menus - they just
won't get rendered. This is a new bug so I talked to the indicator
developers and as a result of that, opened a new bug:


Please check and add any further information if you can.

On 14 April 2014 15:25, Fabian Rump <fabian at cgro.net> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am currently playing around with the Xubuntu Trusty Beta to prepare
> for a deployment later this year.
> The xfce4-indicator-plugin seems to display every indicator which is
> installed on the system. I don't know if this behaviour is intended or
> not. As an example the indicator-session does not seem to work
> correctly in XFCE, at least the logout does not work for me.
> The indicator-datetime is displayed even though XFCE provides it's own
> clock widget. This leads to two clock widgets being visible.
> This above behaviour is also present on the Live CD daily build.
> Even worse when indicator-appmenu is installed, the application menus
> of several applications are displayed in the panel, completely breaking
> the "Xubuntu style" panel. Of course I can manually hide this
> indicator, but then the menu becomes invisible and is not moved back to
> the application window. The only option at hand would be to remove the
> appmenu indicator, which is not desirable either as we plan to have
> Unity installed in parallel.
> I also noticed several crashes of the plugin with the following error
> message:
> (wrapper-2.0:16415): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_realize: assertion
> 'widget->priv->anchored || GTK_IS_INVISIBLE (widget)' failed
> I would be happy to receive any advice how to solve this problems. If
> you need additional information/logs/... , I will kindly provide it.
> Thanks in advance!
> Fabian
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Alistair Buxton
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