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Old 11-24-2004, 11:45 AM   #1
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Gnome panel keeps crashing when starting gnome-session (& resetting gnome settings)

I've installed Dropline Gnome 2.8.0 on a slackware 10 system and was very happy with it. When I booted my pc some days ago the gnome-panel seemed to crash with the message: 'The application "gnome-panel" has quit unexpectedly.'. With 3 options: restart application, close and inform developers.
When I hit the 'restart app' button, it just crashes again. When I hit 'close', it restarts and crashes again, after I've clicked close for about 10 times, it stops and I end up with just my desktop(the icons) and nothing else (no panels).

First I thought to remove all the gnome-config files, this didn't work out. I removed (in ~):
- every dir starting with a '.' and with gnome in it's name
- every dir starting with a '.' and with gconf in it's name
- .metacity and .nautilus
- everything in /tmp/ that was owned by my user

Now is my question, what did I forget? Is there another way to reset your gnome settings completely (without wiping your homedir ).

I would appreciate some help from here ,
thanks in advance

Last edited by elluva; 11-24-2004 at 11:46 AM.
Old 11-26-2004, 11:10 AM   #2
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come on, someone has to know this!
Old 01-24-2006, 01:11 PM   #3
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Having the same problem... Anybody got any ideas?
Old 01-24-2006, 05:26 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Blinker_Fluid
Having the same problem... Anybody got any ideas?
Did you do a full install of both Slackware 10.2 and DLG 2.12.2? Missing libraries could cause this.

Additionally, try from a clean user account and see if this happens.

I would suggest that, if this is a Dropline GNOME install, that you join the Dropline forums at , and several members can assist you there.


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