Bug 64634 - gnome panel has trouble remembering applets
gnome panel has trouble remembering applets
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-05-08 17:40 EDT by Nathan G. Grennan
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-22 20:43:09 EDT
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Description Nathan G. Grennan 2002-05-08 17:40:32 EDT
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Description of problem:
I add an applet to the bar and it works. Then I restart X and there is a icon of
the gnome foot with a black background in the place of the last added applet. It
acts like an applet but all it lets you do is remove, aka a dummy applet. If I
add more than one per X session each new applet will be replaced by a dummy
applet. I tried checking ~/.gnome/panel.d/default/Applet_Config and the entry
for a new applet seems to be valid, but of course doesn't work. If I edit the
end of Applet_Config like below before restarting X then the applet works fine,
even after multiple restarts.

[Applet_9]
id=Extern
goad_id=glms_applet
position=594
panel=0
unique_panel_id=10000001
right_stick=true

[Applet_10]
id=Empty

to

[Applet_9]
id=Extern
goad_id=gtele_applet
position=594
panel=0
unique_panel_id=10000001
right_stick=true

[Applet_10]
id=Extern
goad_id=glms_applet
position=753
panel=0
unique_panel_id=10000001
right_stick=true

Where glms was the added applet, but was set to empty after the panel failed to
load it and put a dummy applet in it's place.

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How reproducible:
Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start X
2. Load eight applets
3. Restart X
4. Load 2 more applets
5. Restart X


	

Actual Results:  Dummy applets in the place of newly added applets

Expected Results:  All applets to load correctly every time.

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The reporudcibility seems to be related to how many applets are added. I started
noticing a problem around 8 applets.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-05-08 18:10:24 EDT
Not a nice bug. :-( Thanks for the report, will investigate.
Comment 2 Nathan G. Grennan 2002-05-22 20:43:03 EDT
I tried going back to the gnome-core from RedHat 7.2 to see if that helped. It
didn't seem to at all. Which to me would point at a bug in a library that it is
dependent on.
Comment 3 Nathan G. Grennan 2002-05-22 23:17:59 EDT
I finally got frustrated enough with this problem and fussed with it for a few
hours. The end result, it is a misbehaving applet I am using that doesn't come
from RedHat. So now I need to track down the bug in it. Plus now that I know it
is that applet, it is easy to workaround.

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