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Old 09-24-2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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gnome-panel problems ?


Wanted to use really minimal gnome desktop environment so installed only metacity and gnome-panel( v2.20.3). And it woks fine on my debian box.

I have the following gnome-panel( v2.16.1) problem on my Centos box:
If I start gnome-panel from xterm using command "gnome-panel &" it works fine.
But if I put it in X clients file like .Xclients or .xsession:
# cat .Xclients
xclock -geometry 110x110-0+0 &
xterm -geometry 80x25+0+0 &
gnome-panel &
then gnome-panel fails to start its "Window List" and "Show Desktop" applets:
** (gnome-panel:5633): WARNING **: panel-applet-frame.c:1287: failed to load applet OAFIID:GNOME_ShowDesktopApplet:
Failed to resolve, or extend '!prefs_key=/apps/panel/applets/applet_2/prefs;background=none:;orient=up;size=x-small;locked_down=false

** (gnome-panel:5633): WARNING **: panel-applet-frame.c:1287: failed to load applet OAFIID:GNOME_WindowListApplet:
Failed to resolve, or extend '!prefs_key=/apps/panel/applets/applet_1/prefs;background=none:;orient=up;size=x-small;locked_down=false
How do I start gnome-panel from files as .Xclients with no errors ?

Old 09-25-2010, 02:55 PM   #2
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for gnome to work you need to install the full desktop
yum groupinstall "Gnome Desktop Enverioent "
should be the code but check
yum grouplist


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