Bug 65785 - Random Panel Crash
Summary: Random Panel Crash
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-05-31 17:46 UTC by Michael Karakashian
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:42 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-01 18:55:46 UTC
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Description Michael Karakashian 2002-05-31 17:46:33 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020408

Description of problem:
I am using RH7.3 on a Compaq Presario 1690 Notebook (128mb Ram, AMD-K6) and
Gnome. On v. random occasions the Panel crashes is not recoverable by either
logging out, or restarting X (ctrl-alt-backspc).

I have found that the only way to restore the panel is to completely delete the
~/.gnome/panel file and the ~/.gnome/panel.d directory, and to then rebuild the

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run gnome!

Actual Results:  After login, core apps loaded panel sub-system not loaded... 

Expected Results:  Expect to see panel sub-system icon and then display of panel
on desktop

Additional info:

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-05-31 18:37:42 UTC
Does the panel open a crash dialog? Can you attach the backtrace from there?

Comment 2 Michael Karakashian 2002-06-01 18:38:53 UTC
Unfortunately there is no crash dialog, however I have now noticed that this
happens when open a terminal session with ctrl-alt-1 (for eg) and then init 3,
without logging out of the X session.

Being no crash dialog, I do not get a backtrace.

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2002-06-01 18:55:40 UTC
You are in X via startx not gdm then, right, or init 3 would log you out.

What is in ~/.xsession-errors right after losing the panel, and then after
logging in post-losing the panel?

Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2002-07-07 02:51:00 UTC
panel in Rawhide is totally different code, so bug is unlikely to apply.

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