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Old 03-25-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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Gnome bottom panel disappeared


The other day I accidently removed the bottom panel in Gnome (2.6 I think), which I've got running under Slackware 10.0. How do I get the thing back?
I've tried typing in 'panel' (not recognised) and 'gnome-terminal' (did bugger-all) in a terminal. Any suggestions would be welcome.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 06:21 PM   #2
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if my memory serves me right I think it might be gnome-panel.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 04:11 AM   #3
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Right click on the remaining panel and select "add new panel".
 
Old 03-26-2005, 10:17 AM   #4
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problems in gnome

Sorry, after an extensive search through all these foruns, I decided to post my problems here! Maybe it's not the better place but I ask for your comprehension on it!

I've a derivative of Knoppix (Kurumin 4 - brasilian distro) installed in my machine, dual boot with XP. I removed the entire KDE and kdm as well and installed GNOME and gdm which I prefer. All went well, I received and installed all the packages needed through Synaptic and I was happily working on it (drawing with Inkscape, using Gimp, OpenOffice, burning CD's with Nautilus, watching videos with Xine, the all thing - I was forgetting Window$ :-D )

After a while I realize 3 things where not ok and I can't figure it out (remember, I've searched a LOT before I post here but never found a solution to any of these problems):

1) the most serious - I can't reboot or shutdown from Gnome. I see all the options there when I click on the exit button but every one of them take me to the login screen. Question: what is going on? How can I have my machine restarting or poweroff normally? In KDE this just worked fine! Should I return to KDE, is that it?

2) I can't use Alt and Alt Gr keys and I need them to insert special characters of portuguese language, for the "euro" symbol and "at" symbol. Please, I'm not entirely new to this: I already went to keyboard layouts, portuguese is chosen as default; my XF86Config-4 file has the xrules and the xkbdlayout set to the right values

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "keyboard"	
	Option      "CoreKeyboard"
	Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
	Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option "XkbLayout" "pt"
EndSection
but nothing seems to work

3) finally, in Gnome Control Center I use power management and I set standby to 10 min, suspend to 60 min and poweroff to 90 min but it doesn't work. I spent far more than 10 min away from my PC and when I got back I realize it didn't use the power management feature...

Can anyone help, please? The first problem is really anoying me because I have to use the On/Off button of the pc and that's not very «recomendable»... please, please help
 
Old 03-26-2005, 11:30 AM   #5
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You would have been better off starting your own thread somewhere in Linux software or Debian forums.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 06:28 PM   #6
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Reddazz, the right-click to add new panel tip worked! Thanks for that.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 07:41 PM   #7
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disappearing panel

what if there is no panel at all and you cannot right click on any remaining panel???

I'm extremely new to linux and basically dont know all the lingo...

My problem is basically the when I log in as root I dont have the panel across the bottom of the screen, but when i log-in as a user (eric) i do hav a panel
 
Old 04-11-2005, 07:49 PM   #8
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Well, you shouldn't really be logging into a full desktop environment as root because of potential security issues as well the possibility that you might wreck your system.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 08:06 PM   #9
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that reply will help for future reference... but did seem to help with the problem on hand
 
Old 04-11-2005, 08:17 PM   #10
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Some distros disable various aspects of their default gui when you try and run it as root. i am not saying this is what happened in your case, but its just a possibility. Anyway to run gnome-panel, you could just do "gnome-panel &" in a terminal.
 
  


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