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Old 07-29-2003, 06:09 PM   #1
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Missing Panels in Gnome


For some screwy reason my panels are missing. I normally have 4 them and suddenly I booted up and they were all gone. The menu on the bottom that is normally there is gone too. When I log in Gnome starts up and displays a bunch of little symbols for a couple of seconds as everything is set up - however it's not showing the little panel symbol to show that the panels are started up too. Anybody have any idea what's going on? I've been running Gnome for weeks on end with no problems. I'm using RedHat 7.2 in case that matters.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 06:36 PM   #2
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Hi codeviking!!!

That's a very common problem, because Nautilus, the program which draws icons and menus in Gnome, is buggy as hell.
Try deleting (or ratter moving/renaming) the file ./gnome in you /home/user.
Doing so, Nautilus will "recreate" a new desktop for you as if it was the first time when you've run Gnome.

Good luck!
 
Old 07-29-2003, 07:08 PM   #3
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Hey man, thanks for the reply. I tried doing what you said, but all that happened was that my wallpaper disappeared. Still no panels.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 09:36 PM   #4
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*bump*
 
Old 07-29-2003, 09:45 PM   #5
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Did you fix it? Congratz. How? It's cool if you say how you did it because somebody else can face the same problem
 
Old 07-29-2003, 09:48 PM   #6
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No, that's what I said - I didn't fix it.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 09:50 PM   #7
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hehe I've thought you did . Well, I wish you good luck
 
Old 07-29-2003, 09:55 PM   #8
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Did you re-launch nautilus?

Try different clicks on the desktop until you find it in the menu or launch an x terminal and actually run nautilus. Then it will re-create the missing stuff.

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
Manage software:
redhat-config-packages

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
Old 07-30-2003, 09:07 PM   #9
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It's funny how sometimes the answer is so simple that you never see it. I decided to type "panel" in a shell launched from the desktop. Bingo. My panel came back. Thanks for the suggestions guys
 
Old 07-30-2003, 09:50 PM   #10
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hey That was pretty new for me too...there's always one more command at the terminal in Linux lol
 
  


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