Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 214939
many problems after upgrade of gnome-panel
Last modified: 2008-03-18 14:40:51 EDT
Description of problem:
after upgrading gnome-panel I experience the following problems
1) the panel was partly ruined
-some tasks gone
2) most icons in the "main menu" drop down menu's are not showing
3) screen background is gone. trying to restore it gives a window which crashes
when it tries to read the available wall-papers
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
good panel, show icons in menu and show background
Yes, i confirm that.
After the update and a system restart the panels are deactivated and irreparable
Additionally there is the power management error and a crash as soon as the
background image is changed.
Created attachment 140936 [details]
Found the problem : somewhere in the process the package metacity was corrupted
Solution : get the metacity-2.16.0-5.fc6.i386.rpm and reinstall it with:
rpm --force --upgrade metacity-2.16.0-5.fc6.i386.rpm
No idea what caused the corruption.
I downloaded "metacity-2.16.0-5.fc6.i386.rpm" from the Core Repository and
successfully installed it with "rpm --force --upgrade
metacity-2.16.0-5.fc6.i386.rpm". A restart of the system did not bring any
success, the problem is still persistent.
I solved the problem by removing the complete Gnome group with yum and the
window manager Fluxbox and Yum Gui pirut respectively. Then "yum install
gnome-panel pirut gdm", resolve dependencies, restart X and the Gnome desktop
was usable again although all programs like e.g. OpenOffice had to be reinstalled.
We no longer support Fedora Core 6 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?
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