Description of problem:
Several users have shown me their GNOME panel is missing. Logging out and in
does not help. The process is still running, so it must be killed and manually
The problem started when I upgraded the office terminal server from FC5 to FC6.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I don't know how to reproduce. If you could give me some hints on how to figure
it out, I would appreciate it.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Wait for user to complain :)
User's panel does not appear. Logging out and in does not help. Killing
gnome-panel and restarting does help.
Panel should be bulletproof reliable.
If a strace or anything else would help, let me know. I did a strace and
remember said something like futex().
are they running with "Desktop Effects" enabled or with Beryl?
Definitely no. (I don't think LTSP 4.2u4's X.org 6.9 would not even support
It happened to another user today. This is the fourth time, but so far, never
the same user twice.
[root@lucy ~]# ps -ef | grep jack | grep panel
jackg 28254 1 0 Mar26 ? 00:00:00 gnome-panel --sm-client-id defau
jackg 28328 1 0 Mar26 ? 00:00:00 pam-panel-icon --sm-client-id de
[root@lucy ~]# strace -p 28254
Process 28254 attached - interrupt to quit
futex(0x58a120, FUTEX_WAIT, 2, NULL
is the same user logged in twice maybe?
No, each user is logged in once.
FWIW, the FC6 terminal server mounts /home from a Trustix (Linux 2.4) server.
Thanks for looking into this, Ray! :)
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?
(this is a mass message)