Bug 54837

Summary: most of applets didn't work
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Robert Vojta <robert>
Component: gnome-appletsAssignee: Mark McLoughlin <markmc>
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED QA Contact: Aaron Brown <abrown>
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Version: 7.3   
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2001-10-21 12:36:17 UTC Type: ---
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Description Robert Vojta 2001-10-20 16:56:23 UTC
Description of Problem:

When I want to add some applet to the gnome-panel (menu, edge, ...)
I can see some small stupid icon and no action, it means no applet
running, etc.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

fresh installed RedHat 7.2 Enigma from beta.redhat.com
gnome-applets-1.4.0.1-6

How Reproducible:

simple install fresh RedHat 7.2 and try to add some applets, oh yeah,
some applets works, so for instance mini_commander and others from
utilities didn't work

Actual Results:

some applets works, most of them not

Expected Results:

all applets working

Comment 1 Robert Vojta 2001-10-20 17:27:58 UTC
It looks like not reproducible now. Sometimes I can run applets, sometimes
I can't. I restart my X & Gnome and everything works nice, restart again
and I can't run applets, ...

Comment 2 Robert Vojta 2001-10-21 12:33:11 UTC
I have additional info and screen shots for you ...

1) applets_working.jpg

  - fresh computer boot, fresh gnome start
  - adding my two applets and they are work
  - you can see this applets in screenshot

2) applets_non_working.jpg

  - I'm at point 1) and I only restart gnome from menu item from
    upper menu panel (Workspace -> Logout)
  - login and all my previous applets are not working, there are
    two icons as you can see in screen shot

3) applets_gnome_restart_after_non_working_applets.jpg

  - now, I have two stupid icons instead of applets
  - trying to restart gnome by the same way, Menu panel -> Workspace -> Logout
    and panel is going to die and nothing happens, it means that sawfish
    is still running but no restart here and no possibility to do something
    else, so I must hit Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, login again and I have no
    applets and no icons as you can see in last panel screen shot but I can
    add these applets again and I'm back at step 1), I have working applets
    till my next gnome restart

Comment 3 Robert Vojta 2001-10-21 12:34:43 UTC
Created attachment 34502 [details]
applets_working.jpg

Comment 4 Robert Vojta 2001-10-21 12:35:30 UTC
Created attachment 34503 [details]
applets_non_working.jpg

Comment 5 Robert Vojta 2001-10-21 12:36:13 UTC
Created attachment 34504 [details]
applets_gnome_restart_after_non_working_applets.jpg

Comment 6 Havoc Pennington 2002-03-01 19:56:25 UTC
Things work for most people; this is some unusual transient failure. I don't
have many insights.

At this point few fixes are going in to GNOME 1.x, new development is on GNOME
2, so deferring most GNOME 1.x bugs.