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After booting a clean install of Xubuntu 11.10 64 bit, everything works fine. Screenshot:

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But when I run any GNOME app (I ran nautilus in the following example), the xfce kind of crashes and leaves me with a strange, unusable desktop, like this:

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When in options -> start-up services I enable "run GNOME services on start-up" and reboot the system, the desktop crashes immediately after log-in, which means something from the GNOME services crashes xfce, or at least partially destroys it.

Any idea how to fix this?

EDIT: Googling I managed to find this bug report, which also describes my situation.

EDIT2: Running nautilus --no-desktop helps, but doesn't resolve the problem with loading GNOME services on start-up.

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closed as off topic by jrg Mar 29 '12 at 12:21

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This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions here. –  jrg Mar 29 '12 at 12:21

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Either use Thunar or run nautilus with the --no-desktop option

nautilus --no-desktop
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This doesn't solve anything, in my opinion, as "run GNOME services on start-up" shouldn't crash anything in the first place. –  Richard Rodriguez Jan 13 '12 at 5:15
ouch. Any clues in the logs ? –  bodhi.zazen Jan 13 '12 at 5:18
I don't knows what logs to check, but I managed to google something out; I added the link to the question. –  Richard Rodriguez Jan 13 '12 at 5:25

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