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Old 03-03-2015, 11:30 AM   #1
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Panel icons missing

Hi everyone,

I've been using centos 6.6 for a while without issue. I just restarted my machine for the first time in a while and now I am missing most of the icons in my top panel and all of the icons in the bottom panel. (including open window tabs) The only remaining items in the upper left are Applications, Places, System, and two icons next to them - other than that I've got nothing. When I right click and hit "Add to panel", the whole screen refreshes, both panels disappear momentarily and then reappear unchanged - no box to add anything to the panel.

Starting at login, I also see a whole bunch of errors from gnome-panel, bonobo-activation-server, and libbonobo in the automatic bug reporter. Occasionally I see one about yum or network manager, although I'm not sure they're related.

The full behavior only happens in my account. Both root and a new dummy account still have all of their the icons and I am able to add/remove icons at will. I do see the same error messages when logged in as root, but not with the dummy account. I'm guessing that since the behavior is (mostly) limited to one account, the problem is due to a local configuration file(s) somewhere but I can't figure out what or where it might be.

I have tried reinstalling all of the bonobo and gnome-panel components I have as well as resetting the panel settings to default. Reverting to defaults changed which two icons appear next to the menus, but nothing more. (which supports my suspicion that it's a localized issue)

Thanks for your help
Old 03-06-2015, 11:58 AM   #2
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Are those two icons the defaults?

Create a new user, login as that user and see what icons you get.

Fix the panels by re-adding the icons you want and see if this stays. See that packages are all up to date.

If problems persist with your user account but the newly created one is fine, then use the newly created one.

Or fresh un-install->re-install.
Old 03-06-2015, 12:53 PM   #3
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A long-running server with a GUI?
I'm guessing your '.' hidden files in your homw directory are out of date so I'd just rename them all and configure it again.
Apologies if I'm missing something.


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