When booted, Ubuntu 8.04.2 shows the right hand gnome-panel in the middle of the screen - vertical, all icons present, but sitting in the middle.
Usually use Compiz, but get same result in Metacity.
'gnome-panel' is version 1:2.22.2-0ubuntu1.1 according to Synaptic, and it is the latest version in the repo. System is fully updated.
Hardware is Acer 4315 Centrino 540, 2Gig RAM, i810 graphics.
This is spookily similar to the old post found here.
...except that my top and left panels are fine, only the (vertical one) at the right side is in the middle. Yes, I am using a panel at each side, and one at the top too. Suits this 1280x800 letterbox format screen better, for me.
It was tricky setting up the panels - at one time it would reboot with both the left and right panel sitting on top of one another on the left!
By setting up a bottom panel and then altering it to live on the right I thought it was fixed, until I rebooted....
The same workaround applies as to the post linked above; just expand the panel and it finds its place at the right of the screen, then return it to normal, and all is well for the rest of the session.
Cannot find a config file for gnome-panel, the man page is terse in the extreme, and the gnome-options and gtk-options man pages offer no clue that I can spot. I'm stumped! It is not critical, but annoying.
Have searched web without success, but may well have missed something. Links and suggestions are welcome and a reduced screenshot is available - if it is OK to upload a 375K PNG to the forum?
All the best, Ben