After booting a clean install of Xubuntu 11.10 64 bit, everything works fine. Screenshot:
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:
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.
nautilus --no-desktop helps, but doesn't resolve the problem with loading GNOME services on start-up.