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Old 06-11-2003, 12:15 AM   #1
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gnome panel problem


I was using gnome in RH8. I restarted the system without shutting down cleanly. When I log in to gnome the gnomepanel crashes 5 times and disappears. When I log into gnome using root everything is ok.

The error is really strange. How can I fix it?? Can I use the RPMs on the RH8? I am a linux newbie i am not familiar with how to use RPMs. Any help i would really appreciate it. Thanks.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 01:28 AM   #2
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Try right clicking on the desktop and bring up a new terminal and type:

nautilus

Press the enter key.

It should restore the panel, I think.

If that doesnt work, open an x terminal and remove the hidden directories that start with .gnome
Code:
[phil@uilleann phil]$ ls -ac | grep .gnome
.gnome_private
.gnome
.gnome-desktop
.gtkrc-1.2-gnome2
[phil@uilleann phil]$ rm -R .gnome_private
[phil@uilleann phil]$ rm -R .gnome
[phil@uilleann phil]$ rm -R .gnome-desktop
Control-alt-backspace to kill x and log in again.

Did that fix it?
 
Old 06-11-2003, 10:16 AM   #3
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gnome panel

I brought up the terminal and typed in nautilus. It brought up the nautlius window. I still get the error that the "gnomepanel" has crashed. I press close and it comes up again until the panel is gone.

I tried removing the directories you specified. I logged out of X and went back to log in. I had the same problem.

Thanks for your help. Any thing else i could do. I don't like using KDE. I don't want to reinstall RH8 or upgrade to RH9 to get gnome.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 03:18 PM   #4
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Bring up a terminal and type
$>gnome-panel

See what happens !!

Post U'r observations/results.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 09:35 PM   #5
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gnome panel

I typed in gnome-panel. A window popped up saying "the panel is running and will now exit." It also printed "owner of tmp/orbit-Sorcerer980 is not the current user." My username is Sorcerer980. Any input on this. This is getting a bit hairy. Will upgrading Gnome fix it? I really dont know what to do now.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 09:49 PM   #6
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Try deleting the lock file the error message mentions.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 10:15 PM   #7
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are you sure

The folder that the error is referring to is the other user Sorcerer980. The problem with gnome is with the username Sorcerer. I don't want to remove the
Sorcerer980 folder and mess that up. are you sure?
 
Old 06-13-2003, 10:42 PM   #8
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No, I'm not. but you can always re-name it to something else instead (has the same effect as deleting something), then if that isn't the fix, name it back to the origional name.

If that does fix it, then, you have something to examine and compare and figure out how you lost the panel in the first place.

Did you try renaming the hidden folders (.gnome<anything else>) as I suggested previously? That always re-generated the desktop for me.

Last edited by fancypiper; 06-13-2003 at 10:44 PM.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 11:18 PM   #9
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Hmm is this only for one user? lol this may be a stupid suggestion but try just deleteing the user and makeing it again?
 
Old 06-13-2003, 11:33 PM   #10
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user

If I delete the user than all my files, bookmarks and work I did under that user would disappear.

But you do bring up a good point. I can save everything I did under that user to one folder under another user. And delete it and recreate it. I am looking for an easier way though. thanks for your input.

hey trixer or anyone for that matter, about creating shortcuts
to applications in KDE?
 
Old 06-14-2003, 01:45 PM   #11
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This isnt a problem at simple thing just right click your desk top click add then program short-cut (or somthing like that lol) and type int he command also note you will need to type the full path inless its a system wide install so for instance say your program is located at blahb/blah1/blah you wuold type in there /blah/blah1/blah and then it would excute it when you double clicked it also note you ened to have rights to the folder that contains the program and what not and you may have to change the rights for the shortcut after you make it for some reason it leaves out the exec right lol it could be to prvent a securty problem or something anyway if you need more help just post
 
Old 06-14-2003, 09:30 PM   #12
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kernel 2.4.21

have you compiled kernels before i am using 2.4.18 and want to update to 2.4.21? Should i use the patch or get the full source on it?

As you can see I am very confused as to what to do. I heard that to use patches you need to compile 2.4.19, 2.4.20, 2.4.21? Which is the best way to go?
 
Old 06-14-2003, 09:33 PM   #13
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honestly I do not know lol perhaps you could tell me how to set up cgi-bins in apache?
 
Old 06-15-2003, 12:33 AM   #14
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apache

Actually I am not too sure about how to do that in apache.
this link may help http://my.execpc.com/~keithp/bdlogcgi.htm
sorry i couldnt be more help
 
  


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