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Bug 242650 - GNOME panel locking up
GNOME panel locking up
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 213283
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2007-06-05 05:56 EDT by Andrew Clayton
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-07-18 13:01:57 EDT
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Description Andrew Clayton 2007-06-05 05:56:11 EDT
Description of problem:

Every now and again gnome-panel seems to lock up. I don't have a lot of stuff in
it. A menu, some icons, task switcher, notification area and a clock.

When it locks up the clock is working but nothing else on the panel is useable.

A strace on gnome-panel during this time shows this

Process 6106 attached - interrupt to quit
futex(0x2b9e1ad99960, FUTEX_WAIT, 2, NULL

A killall -HUP gnome-panel gets it back (restarts it anyway)

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Comment 1 Jack Deslippe 2007-06-10 04:08:51 EDT
I have a similar problem where after a period of time my main menu and icons
(launchers) don't work, but everything else does (workspace switcher, show
desktop, window list, clock).  

Comment 2 Edmond Hui 2007-06-14 20:34:48 EDT
I am seeing a similar problem too, in my case after a while (i.e. over-night)
the panel locks up and all icon on it disappeared.
Comment 3 Andrew Clayton 2007-06-20 05:47:02 EDT
Just happened again with gnome-panel-2.18.2-2.fc7.x86_64
Comment 4 J.Jansen 2007-06-25 03:08:56 EDT
I see the same on a i686 system using the livna-Nvidia driver. I see exactly
what is described in comment #1. When you blank the screen (i.e. running the
screen saver) the launcher icons and the main menu disappear completely from the

On my Lap-top with different hard-ware I have not experienced the problem.
Comment 5 Hans de Goede 2007-07-18 13:01:57 EDT
There are many reports of this, which are all being closed now as dup of 213283,
please add further comments in bug 213283.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 213283 ***

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