yup thats exactly the problem. everything goes on file but for the pannels, which have an odd sense of organisation. Widgets don't stay put in a particular area of the pannel, they try to move to the rightmost area possible. But on pannel #1, this does not happen. I don't know whats wrong with Xfce Pannels.
Well, for some reason xfce keeps pwning me. I am just not able to handle it, despite the fact that I am very comfortable with LXDE, IceWM, Fluxbox, Openbox, Gnome, KDE, etc right from the moment I started using them.
I am intrested in Dream Linux though. How is it ? Is it simple ? And what branch of debian is it based on ?