Originally Posted by BCarey
This is an upgraded Slack system, originally 10.2, but I have removed old packages, so the Slack part should be clean.I did have freerock installed, and still have some frg packages.
I've cleaned up most of the dependency issues from checkSetup, thanks. This did not fix the problem, but I just went ahead and clicked on the "Delete" from panel button, so that's okay.
Is there a way to create a custom applet for the gnome-panel?
Well, there isn't any way to "fix" the problem outside of rebuilding your applet. Custom applets need to be written like any other program. If you want a command-line launcher like the quickbar applet, you might want to try "deskbar". It has most of the same functionality and more, and comes with DLG by default.
I would highly suggest that you start with a clean Slackware 11.0 install with a clean Dropline 2.16.1 install, for the best experience. Lots of folks report problems as bugs that aren't really bugs, but it sounds as if the checkStuff script might have helped you find a few old things at least.