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patrickyeo 09-30-2002 08:48 PM

Gnome panel disappeared
I've just installed RH7.3. After a couple of logins as root, the gnome panel disappeared! I should i recover the panel? Logging in as other users seems fine.

sandy 09-30-2002 08:59 PM

try deleting your $HOME/.gnome/session , in this case /root/.gnome/session. That file contains the information about your last gnome session. and if you delete it once then the system will restore it with default values.:D

neo77777 09-30-2002 09:24 PM

As a rule of tumb and a good security practice DON'T LOGIN AS ROOT INTOGUI ENVIRONMENT. It is very easy to render your system unusable doing so. Use sudo or /bin/su in terminal to become temporarly priveldged user (root for instance) to do anything that requires escalated priveldges.

born4linux 10-01-2002 07:52 AM

right click on your desktop and click on 'New Terminal". Then run this:

gnome &

Log the file and then save current setup.

patrickyeo 10-02-2002 08:00 PM

i tried the steps suggested by sandy & born4linux but still the panel cannot restored. neo77777, thanks for the tip.

sandy 10-06-2002 09:33 AM

if the above methods didnt work for you then the next option s to delete your .gnome directory.

Thymox 10-06-2002 11:49 AM

The gnome panel is appropriately named panel. If you delete your .gnome directory you will (probably) lose the settings of some other gnome apps (I deleted the .kde dir to save space once and lost all the addresses I had saved with kaddressbook... doh). Perhaps adding panel to your autoload or autostart or whatever it's called would help.

patrickyeo 10-06-2002 07:47 PM

i did try to remove the .gnome directory. i mv .gnome to .gnome_bak. after i login again, it rebuilt a new .gnome directory. but still no panel.

sandy 10-06-2002 10:29 PM

This seems to be rather strange.

Do the same with all .gnome* directories

patrickyeo 10-10-2002 04:12 AM

sandy, i deleted the .gnome, .gnome_desktop and .gnome-private directory ... still the panel is missing when i re-logged in ... :(

sandy 10-10-2002 08:43 AM

Try this one
open a terminal and give the command 'panel &'
then logout (remeber to select the option 'save current session on exit'.)

patrickyeo 10-11-2002 12:42 AM

thanks sandy, panel & worked! :)

lnxlover 07-18-2003 12:49 AM

hello patric

i installed rh 8 in my sys. and i got a similar problem as urs.
ie; the panel disappeared when i login as root . how can i recover it. panel & didnt work. pls give me a solution if u know

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