How to set custom xfce panel layout in Cubic?

Asked by Matus

Hello there. I want set custom layout for my customized Ubuntu ISO, but when I installed xfce layout manager, It cannot set my own layout, but I got this: root@cubic:~# xfce4-panel-profiles load FriendlyOS.tar.bz2
Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused
Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/xfce4-panel-profiles/xfce4-panel-profiles/", line 389, in <module>
    connection = Gio.bus_get_sync(session_bus, cancellable)
gi.repository.GLib.Error: g-io-error-quark: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus without X11 $DISPLAY (0)

Can you please help me?

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Cubic PPA (cubic-wizard) said :

Are you trying to run a GUI program from the terminal in Cubic ?

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Matus (ytgroovygorila21) said :

No. I executed xfce4-panel-profiles load FriendlyOS.tar.bz2.

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Cubic PPA (cubic-wizard) said :

xfce4-panel-profiles is GUI app, but it has a command line interface.

Oddly, the command line interface seems to be trying to open an X11 display.
This might be a quirk of how the application was coded.

Nevertheless, xfce4-panel-profiles is also trying to use D-Bus, but D-Bus will not be running in the terminal environment, which is just a secure file system where you have root privileges. It is not a running OS, so you can not run programs that require background services such as D-Bus.

Find out which files the xfce4-panel-profiles program modifies, and modify those files manually.

I am not an XFCE user, so I can't guide you where the files are, and which files need to be modified.

However, based on this question/answer...

...I think you need to look at the files under


My guess is, you need to untar FriendlyOS.tar.bz2 and drop the contents into the correct directory path (probably somewhere under /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4). Look at your running system to figure out where the files should be placed.

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