Thunar freezes

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Thunar freezes

Postby jdall » 13 Feb 2019 09:29

For many many months now, Thunar has had an annoying bug where it suddenly freezes and becomes totally unresponsive. Finally, I found a pattern in the behavior, as it appears to be related to temporary files being created, then removed.

As reported elsewhere ( ... ug/1679488), one way to trigger this, is as follows:

1) open a terminal window and enter : thunar ~/.config/xfce4/desktop/
2) move the thunar window so that it overlaps the terminal window (see attached "Before" screenshot)
2) click the desktop, then relocate one of the icons on the desktop
3) activate the terminal window
4) activate the thunar window, and notice how the window has a blank area where the terminal window overlapped (see attached "After" screenshot)

Some system details:

SolydX 9 with all updates per 2019-02-13 applied.

jd@curium:~$ uname -rvp
4.9.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.130-2 (2018-10-27) unknown

jd@curium:~$ xfdesktop -V
Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0".
This is xfdesktop version 4.12.3, running on Xfce 4.12.
Built with GTK+ 2.24.30, linked with GTK+ 2.24.31.
Build options:
Desktop Menu: enabled
Desktop Icons: enabled
Desktop File Icons: enabled

jd@curium:~$ thunar --version
Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0".
Thunar 1.6.11 (Xfce 4.12)

Copyright (c) 2004-2015
The Thunar development team. All rights reserved.

Written by Benedikt Meurer <>.

Please report bugs to <>.

jd@curium:~$ apt-cache policy thunar
Installed: 1.6.11-1
Candidate: 1.6.11-1
Version table:
*** 1.6.11-1 500
500 stretch/main amd64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

According to the launchpad report, the 1.6.11-0ubuntu0.16.04.2 variant of thunar has been fixed with respect to this issue.

Can someone please make sure that the SolydX version is fixed as well?


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Re: Thunar freezes

Postby ilu » 14 Feb 2019 00:09

You'll have to report that upstream at But they'll probbably know already since it's reported and fixed on launchpad. You might check that. If it's fixed we'll have the fix in SolydX10 buster.
Remember, SolydXK is based on Debian stable which means that only bugs that compromise system security will get fixed on the current stable system. Everything else has to wait for buster (or backports if somebody thinks it's worth the time).

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