Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243670
gnome applets not displaying for root user since upgrade to f7
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:07 EST
Description of problem:
Applets are not displaying properly in the gnome panel for root user. The clock
and minimized windows do not show at all
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Log in as root user
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in as root user
Actual results: Neither the clock, nor any applets added to the panel, minimized
windows, or the trash icon will be present in the gnome panels when logged in as
Expected results: Should see all of the above
I performed a complete reinstall of f7 to fix a problem wherein HAL and Avahi
daemons would not start.
Now, everything is well in root account. However, now if I log in as root via a
vnc session, the same problem exists.
A little more investigation shows that the problem exists for all accounts on
the system, and appears to involve a problem with gnome and vncserver.
If I am logged into an account the applets will appear fine. If I then log in
via vnc, the applets will crash in the vnc session. If I then log out of the
box, and restart the vncserver, the applets will appear fine via vnc. However,
if I then log into the box, they will crash locally, but still be fine in the
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 245525 ***