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Old 03-04-2002, 02:49 PM   #1
kackland
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Thumbs down redhat desktop


Redhat 7.2 and I have lost most of my desktop. Specifically the task bar and start button.

Don't know why but more importantly dont know how to troubleshoot,

Any ideas
 
Old 03-04-2002, 03:22 PM   #2
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Which window manager are you using? If KDE then hit ALT+F2 and then type in kicker and see if your panel comes back.
 
Old 03-04-2002, 03:34 PM   #3
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no task bar

i'm using gnome. when i login as another user - all is well, log back in as root and the desktop is in the same state. Is there a similar command for gnome?

have you tried evolution yet? looks very good.
 
Old 03-04-2002, 07:06 PM   #4
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the command for Gnome is

panel


You can add the tasklist to the panel once it's up if it's not there.
 
Old 03-05-2002, 02:18 PM   #5
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Thumbs up how much time have you just saved me?

David

I had to think about how to rectify the situation, one consideration was to re-install.

I typed in "panel" and everthing is working just fine - i am very grateful.

I have to type in "panel" each time so i'm working on how to make it "as was"

I wasn't expecting a fix from this forum - what's it like to brighten someones day?
 
Old 03-05-2002, 03:06 PM   #6
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try this


rm ~/.gnome/panel


then restart gnome
 
Old 03-05-2002, 03:29 PM   #7
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Thumbs down panel

it asked me whether i wanted to remove the panel, i said yes. but the situation is the same.

when i log in as root the panel is not there but the roots home, start here and wastebasket is. galeon opens just like it had crashed at that point and nothing seems to change.

each time i type "panel" the terminal does not return to a prompt.

thanks for your help so far at least i have a workaround
 
Old 03-05-2002, 09:11 PM   #8
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you can try removing the entire .gnome from your /root/ folder

then run gnome to put it back at default
 
Old 03-06-2002, 05:49 AM   #9
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When you type in a command in the terminal/console it won't return you to the prompt until the program has finished. That is, unless you do the following:

panel & will run panel and return to prompt immediately.
 
Old 03-06-2002, 06:57 AM   #10
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Re: how much time have you just saved me?

Quote:
Originally posted by kackland
I wasn't expecting a fix from this forum - what's it like to brighten someones day?
you weren't expecting a solution.. gee thanks for the vote of confidence! it's not exactly a tricky problem to fix...
 
  


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