Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64634
gnome panel has trouble remembering applets
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:29 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.0+) Gecko/20020501
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.
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
The reporudcibility seems to be related to how many applets are added. I started
noticing a problem around 8 applets.
Not a nice bug. :-( Thanks for the report, will investigate.
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
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.