Bug 233511 - gnome-panel disappears
gnome-panel disappears
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2007-03-22 16:32 EDT by Andrew
Modified: 2008-03-18 14:41 EDT (History)
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Description Andrew 2007-03-22 16:32:26 EDT
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):

How reproducible:
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 :)
Actual results:
User's panel does not appear.  Logging out and in does not help.  Killing
gnome-panel and restarting does help.

Expected results:
Panel should be bulletproof reliable.

Additional info:
If a strace or anything else would help, let me know.  I did a strace and
remember said something like futex().
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-03-22 16:54:04 EDT
are they running with "Desktop Effects" enabled or with Beryl?
Comment 2 Andrew 2007-03-22 16:59:52 EDT
Definitely no.  (I don't think LTSP 4.2u4's X.org 6.9 would not even support
Comment 3 Andrew 2007-03-27 11:12:13 EDT
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
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-03-27 15:16:31 EDT
is the same user logged in twice maybe?
Comment 5 Andrew 2007-03-27 15:26:19 EDT
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! :)
Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-03-18 14:41:58 EDT

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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