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Old 01-24-2014, 08:37 PM   #1
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Question Help! Taskbar Items Duplicate on Logout/Login!


Today I installed Debian 7.3 "wheezy" stable on a high-end AMD64 PC. I logged in to the GNOME desktop on my regular account, and everything seemed fine* (video, audio, Internet, etc) until I logged out and logged back in again... the time/date widget and system menu (with your name on it) duplicated. When I logged out and back in again, it duplicated again. I did it a few times and now I have several duplicated widgets, which pushed off the applications menu! I deleted and recreated my normal user account under a different user name, and the new user inherited the duplicated taskbar items! What is causing this nonsense? How do I fix it?

*Prior to me encountering the issue: the fresh install was was running horrendously slow, so I installed the proprietary AMD/ATI Catalyst driver suite and adjusted the display resolution (dual screen extended desktop) and it appeared to work much, much faster. I do not know if this logout/login duplication occurred prior to the installation since I had not logged out/in prior.

Thank you!!!!!!!!
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Last edited by Alexander11478; 01-24-2014 at 10:54 PM.
Old 01-24-2014, 08:55 PM   #2
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What are some of your system specs? What type of graphics card are you using. That will give a starting point
Type the following to find out graphics card details if you dont know them off hand.
lspci | grep -ie 'display'
Old 01-24-2014, 09:14 PM   #3
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