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Cannot launch htop from desktop or others shortcuts

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Hi,

I installed successfully dietpi on RockPro64 using the latest image released yesterday of DietPi. Unfortunately, when I access using VNC the desktop and that I click on the link to launch htop, chromium, ... I got the following error message (see screenshot -
Screenshot 2021-01-20 at 09.56.10.png
)

What is the problem ? How can we fix it ?

Remark: Is it possible to have a menu bar to start a terminal with this desktop ?

Cheers

Charles
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Joulinar
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Re: Cannot launch htop from desktop or others shortcuts

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Hi,

Which desktop you have installed? And you are using TigerVNC?
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: Cannot launch htop from desktop or others shortcuts

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Yes. Here is the list of the installed software

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# Alsa
AUTO_SETUP_INSTALL_SOFTWARE_ID=5
# Vim
AUTO_SETUP_INSTALL_SOFTWARE_ID=20
# Xfce desktop
AUTO_SETUP_INSTALL_SOFTWARE_ID=25
# TigerVNC server
AUTO_SETUP_INSTALL_SOFTWARE_ID=28
# NFS Server
AUTO_SETUP_INSTALL_SOFTWARE_ID=109
# Chromium
AUTO_SETUP_INSTALL_SOFTWARE_ID=113
# Next cloud
AUTO_SETUP_INSTALL_SOFTWARE_ID=114
# Avahi Daemon
AUTO_SETUP_INSTALL_SOFTWARE_ID=152
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Re: Cannot launch htop from desktop or others shortcuts

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ah right, it's a bug inside xfce software package. Maybe you can look on this. There I posted a possible workaround with updating xfce viewtopic.php?f=11&t=8251
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Re: Cannot launch htop from desktop or others shortcuts

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Here is what I did to fix partially the problem

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echo 'deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser:/xfce-4.14/Debian_10 /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/stevenpusser_xfce-4.14.list
wget https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser:/xfce-4.14/Debian_10/Release.key -O stevenpusser_xfce-4.14.key
apt-key add stevenpusser_xfce-4.14.key
apt-update

apt list --upgradable
Listing... Done
exo-utils/unknown 0.12.11-1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 0.12.4-1]
libexo-1-0/unknown 0.12.11-1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 0.12.4-1]
libexo-2-0/unknown 0.12.11-1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 0.12.4-1]
libexo-common/unknown 0.12.11-1obs all [upgradable from: 0.12.4-1]
libexo-helpers/unknown 0.12.11-1obs all [upgradable from: 0.12.4-1]
libgarcon-1-0/unknown 0.6.4-0.1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 0.6.2-1]
libgarcon-common/unknown 0.6.4-0.1obs all [upgradable from: 0.6.2-1]
libthunarx-3-0/unknown 1.8.12-0.1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 1.8.4-1]
libxfce4panel-2.0-4/unknown 4.14.3-0.1~obs arm64 [upgradable from: 4.12.2-1]
libxfce4ui-1-0/unknown 4.14.1-0.1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 4.12.1-3]
libxfce4ui-2-0/unknown 4.14.1-0.1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 4.12.1-3]
libxfce4ui-common/unknown 4.14.1-0.1obs all [upgradable from: 4.12.1-3]
libxfce4ui-utils/unknown 4.14.1-0.1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 4.12.1-3]
libxfce4util-common/unknown 4.14.0-0.1obs all [upgradable from: 4.12.1-3]
libxfce4util7/unknown 4.14.0-0.1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 4.12.1-3]
thunar-data/unknown 1.8.12-0.1obs all [upgradable from: 1.8.4-1]
thunar/unknown 1.8.12-0.1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 1.8.4-1]
xfce4-appfinder/unknown 4.14.0-0.1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 4.12.0-2]
xfce4-panel/unknown 4.14.3-0.1~obs arm64 [upgradable from: 4.12.2-1]
xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin/unknown 0.4.2-0.1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 0.4.1-1]
xfce4-session/unknown 4.14.1-1~obs arm64 [upgradable from: 4.12.1-6]
xfce4-settings/unknown 4.14.2-1~obs arm64 [upgradable from: 4.12.4-1]
xfce4-terminal/unknown 0.8.8-0.1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 0.8.7.4-2]
xfce4/unknown 4.14.0obs all [upgradable from: 4.12.5]
xfconf/unknown 4.14.1-0.1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 4.12.1-1]
xfdesktop4-data/unknown 4.14.2-1~obs all [upgradable from: 4.12.4-2]
xfdesktop4/unknown 4.14.2-1~obs arm64 [upgradable from: 4.12.4-2]
xfwm4/unknown 4.14.0-0.1obs arm64 [upgradable from: 4.12.5-1]

apt full-upgrade
Applications can be launched from the desktop wwhen we click on htop, chromium :-). See screenshot taken using macos screen sharing application
Screenshot 2021-01-21 at 09.28.51.png
or VNC Viewer
Screenshot 2021-01-21 at 09.29.41.png
WARNING: Nevertheless, as ou can see with the 2 screenshots, the menu bar of the applications is still not displayed
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Re: Cannot launch htop from desktop or others shortcuts

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on my test system the desktop is looking fine.

picture.PNG
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: Cannot launch htop from desktop or others shortcuts

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Bizarre ... What is your VNC resolution ?
Screenshot 2021-01-21 at 11.05.26.png
Do you run TigerVNC server or Real VNC server ?
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Re: Cannot launch htop from desktop or others shortcuts

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Hi,

for testing I'm using RPi3B+ 32bit, TigerVNC Server, RealVNC Client

picture.png
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: Cannot launch htop from desktop or others shortcuts

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I use the same software as you: TigerVNC on Dietpi (RockPro64), RealVNC on MacOS.
As this problem also occurs using the MacOS Screen sharing application, the guilty is not the clkient but certainly some missing VNC or X11 parameters to be changed at the server side ....
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Re: Cannot launch htop from desktop or others shortcuts

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I did a test with DietPi 64bit for RPi and there the missing bars are present. So it's a challenge 32bit vs 64bit as both are using different repositories. Raspberry (32bit) vs Debian (64bit). As well it's not an issue of a remote desktop solution as I did a test with screen attached and there bars are missing as well. Probably something on xserver
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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