Xfce Panel reset twice in one day

I’ve had Manjaro running for a few days now, having switched from Debian (and Mint before that) because Debian refused to use my new motheboard’s Intel HD Graphics.

I was just getting used to the Xfce DE and had the panel set up the way I wanted it, then tried to add a new app to the panel – and then had nothing but a short blank extra-height “panel” at the top left (mine had been the default height and full width on the bottom.

I spent quite a while reconfiguring the panel, then selected a different icon for Thunderbird – Boom! The same thing again.

How do I fix this permanently? I had added apps and changed icons before without any problem.

Search the logs for errors

journalctl -g "xfce4-panel"

Did you install the current version or 18.0-beta? The beta has a lot of bugs related to panels and such.

It’s the current version.

journalctl -g "xfce4-panel":
-- Logs begin at Wed 2018-08-22 21:18:20 EDT, end at Sat 2018-08-25 11:48:27 EDT. --
-- Reboot --
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-- Reboot --
Aug 24 15:44:54 <user>-Linux audit[762]: ANOM_ABEND auid=1000 uid=1000 gid=1000 ses=2 pid=762 comm="xfce4-panel" exe=2F7573722F62696E2F78666365342D70616E656C202>
Aug 24 15:44:54 <user>-Linux kernel: audit: type=1701 audit(1535139894.642:7): auid=1000 uid=1000 gid=1000 ses=2 pid=762 comm="xfce4-panel" exe=2F7573722F62696E>
Aug 24 15:44:54 <user>-Linux systemd-coredump[4431]: Process 762 (xfce4-panel) of user 1000 dumped core.
                                                   
                                                   Stack trace of thread 762:
                                                   #0  0x00007f0153fd7d7f raise (libc.so.6)
                                                   #1  0x00007f0153fc273b abort (libc.so.6)
                                                   #2  0x00007f015437fb76 g_assertion_message (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                   #3  0x00007f015437fbdc g_assertion_message_expr (libglib-2.0.so.0)

If I do

journalctl -g "xfce4" (i.e., without "-panel")

There are a few instances of this kind of thing:

Aug 24 17:02:29 <user>-Linux xfce4-notifyd[5304]: xfce4-notifyd: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :0.
Aug 24 17:02:29 <user>-Linux systemd[719]: xfce4-notifyd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Aug 24 17:02:29 <user>-Linux systemd[719]: xfce4-notifyd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.

Use this to make your output properly readable.

OK. I did what I had been doing on the FreeNAS forum, but your setup is different. I edited my post.

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