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Old 03-16-2005, 12:19 AM   #1
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Unhappy My task bar has disappeared


I got Linux a few days ago, and all of a sudden my task bar had disappeared
and I cant get it back.
I read another thread which said to type "dcop kicker panel restart" but the terminal just says "call failed".

Is there any way to sort this out because I dont know any other way to get at my programs!

Thank you,

Old 03-16-2005, 02:22 AM   #2
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Has it disappeared for all users or just the one???

I bet it only accounts for one user account. You might just want to create a new one and move any files you've made over to it, then delete the old user account.

That's probably easier than fixing your problem.
Old 03-16-2005, 09:42 AM   #3
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delete the root?

It has only affected one user - the root!

When I log on as root is says that the kde panel crashed and caused the signal 11 (SIGSEGV) and it may be due to an bug/error. I get this info:

Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/".
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 1095690752 (LWP 5241)]
[KCrash handler]
#7 0x407919ee in KCmdLineArgs::isSet () from /opt/kde3/lib/
#8 0x41a4479a in MapWidget::load () from /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/
#9 0x41a383e7 in KWWApplet::KWWApplet ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/
#10 0x41a386ba in init () from /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/
#11 0x416b8bfe in PluginLoader::loadApplet ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/
#12 0x4165135e in InternalAppletContainer::InternalAppletContainer ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/
#13 0x41651658 in PluginManager::createAppletContainer ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/
#14 0x416521ab in ContainerArea::loadContainerConfig ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/
#15 0x4165309d in ContainerArea::initialize ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/
#16 0x41653100 in Panel::initialize () from /opt/kde3/lib/
#17 0x41658828 in Kicker::Kicker () from /opt/kde3/lib/
#18 0x41659a16 in kdemain () from /opt/kde3/lib/
#19 0x0804e7a6 in launch ()
#20 0x0804eebc in handle_launcher_request ()
#21 0x0804f479 in handle_requests ()
#22 0x0804fc5a in main ()

I have no idea what this means, but I am guessing that I can't delete the root to fix the problem.

I have tried Alt+F2 then kicker but I get the same message.

Any other wisdom would be appreciated!

Last edited by confusedpenguin; 03-16-2005 at 09:46 AM.
Old 03-16-2005, 10:45 AM   #4
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ReInstallation is the shortest way to get away of the problem...
Old 03-16-2005, 12:08 PM   #5
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what is your desktop environment? i encountered that problem
in gnome and everytime i encounter it again i just remove all
.gnome folder in my home directory and restart gnome. i do
this even if there is wrong in my gnome desktop to reset the
gnome configuration! 3

Last edited by kenji; 03-16-2005 at 12:14 PM.


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