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)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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).
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.
Just happened again with gnome-panel-2.18.2-2.fc7.x86_64
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.
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 ***