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Old 09-30-2002, 09:48 PM   #1
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Question Gnome panel disappeared


Hi,
I've just installed RH7.3. After a couple of logins as root, the gnome panel disappeared! I should i recover the panel? Logging in as other users seems fine.
thanks
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Old 09-30-2002, 09:59 PM   #2
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try deleting your $HOME/.gnome/session , in this case /root/.gnome/session. That file contains the information about your last gnome session. and if you delete it once then the system will restore it with default values.

Last edited by sandy; 09-30-2002 at 10:01 PM.
 
Old 09-30-2002, 10:24 PM   #3
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As a rule of tumb and a good security practice DON'T LOGIN AS ROOT INTOGUI ENVIRONMENT. It is very easy to render your system unusable doing so. Use sudo or /bin/su in terminal to become temporarly priveldged user (root for instance) to do anything that requires escalated priveldges.
 
Old 10-01-2002, 08:52 AM   #4
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right click on your desktop and click on 'New Terminal". Then run this:

gnome &

Log the file and then save current setup.
 
Old 10-02-2002, 09:00 PM   #5
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i tried the steps suggested by sandy & born4linux but still the panel cannot restored. neo77777, thanks for the tip.
 
Old 10-06-2002, 10:33 AM   #6
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if the above methods didnt work for you then the next option s to delete your .gnome directory.
 
Old 10-06-2002, 12:49 PM   #7
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The gnome panel is appropriately named panel. If you delete your .gnome directory you will (probably) lose the settings of some other gnome apps (I deleted the .kde dir to save space once and lost all the addresses I had saved with kaddressbook... doh). Perhaps adding panel to your autoload or autostart or whatever it's called would help.
 
Old 10-06-2002, 08:47 PM   #8
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i did try to remove the .gnome directory. i mv .gnome to .gnome_bak. after i login again, it rebuilt a new .gnome directory. but still no panel.
 
Old 10-06-2002, 11:29 PM   #9
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This seems to be rather strange.

Do the same with all .gnome* directories
 
Old 10-10-2002, 05:12 AM   #10
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sandy, i deleted the .gnome, .gnome_desktop and .gnome-private directory ... still the panel is missing when i re-logged in ...
 
Old 10-10-2002, 09:43 AM   #11
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Try this one
open a terminal and give the command 'panel &'
then logout (remeber to select the option 'save current session on exit'.)
 
Old 10-11-2002, 01:42 AM   #12
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thanks sandy, panel & worked!
 
Old 07-18-2003, 01:49 AM   #13
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hello patric


i installed rh 8 in my sys. and i got a similar problem as urs.
ie; the panel disappeared when i login as root . how can i recover it. panel & didnt work. pls give me a solution if u know
 
  


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