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Old 07-21-2003, 01:30 AM   #1
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recover a panel


sir,


pls tell me how can i recover a panel?
it disappeared when i logged in as root
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:03 AM   #2
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One of the moderators of this very forum is a female, as well as many other talented contributors to linux. Unless where you come from 'sir' describes both sexes you might consider changing that

Onto the show...

What do you mean "panel" What panel has gone missing? WWhat distro are you running? What were you doing when it disappeared?

Thanks for including all that and any extra info you may find that you think could help us

Welcome to LQ,

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Old 07-21-2003, 04:37 AM   #3
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sir/madam
problem with me is that when i login as root the gnome panel doesnt appear. I have installed rh8 in my system. an error message appears ,that the gnome panel has crashed. I run the panel & command but it did'nt work. what shoul i do next?? please help
 
Old 07-21-2003, 04:42 AM   #4
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Some security speech:
You shouldn't need to login as root in a gui very often (ever?). If you need to use root is should be only for a short time and when applicable you will be prompted for the root password to do so, but this should be from your user's existing X session....

Ok, so onto fixing your problem...

When you ran the command to start the panel, what was the error message?

Try deleting the .gnome directory from your /root directory (this is root's home):
rm -r .gnome
And then start it again. And if possible, can you get the full error message for us, that will likely help us quite a bit.

Have you ever been able to login as root and see this panel?

Cool
 
Old 07-25-2003, 01:16 AM   #5
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I deleted .gnome directory from /root. But it didnt work. still the same problem .
Error message is " application 'gnome- panel ' (process 915) has crashed due to a fatal error. "

I was able to see the panel earlier . I logged in as a user id then logged out and then logged in again as root , then the problem was there. Earlier when i logged in as root .. no problem .

I also searched the similar forums and found the suggestions to run the ' panel &' command. so I did but still no use.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 04:15 AM   #6
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You probably need to run something like:
gnome-panel &
Instead of just
panel &
Since gnome-panel or gnome -panel (from the error) is likely the way to launch that specific tool.

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