Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65785
Random Panel Crash
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:51 EDT
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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):
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
Does the panel open a crash dialog? Can you attach the backtrace from there?
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.
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?
panel in Rawhide is totally different code, so bug is unlikely to apply.