Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190109
Switching from Gnome to KDE doesn't close gnome-panel
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:06 EDT
Description of problem:
Switching from Gnome to KDE doesn't close gnome-panel and you end up having
both KDE and Gnome panels open simultaneously. This is very confusing to a
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure Fedora to use Gnome (already default), but ensure both Gnome and
KDE are installed.
2. Login to a Gnome session.
4. Click the Sessions button on the login screen and select KDE.
Both KDE and Gnome panels appear on your desktop and continue to do so even
I expected to see only KDE, not both KDE and Gnome panels.
I later learned this is easily fixed by killing the gnome-panels task. Upon
logout, X no longer saves gnome-panels as part of the session and future
logins are gnome-panel free. While a trivial fix, it's still confusing for
new users who aren't familiar with Linux.
We no longer support Fedora Core 5 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state. I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?
(this is a mass message)