Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70820
can't add-to-panel up2date applet-gui
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
The RHN applet is not listed in the add-to-panel menu. Even though I hear it's
in the default gnome set up, when you upgrade from an earlier release or start
from a cleaned-up gnome set up, you don't get the applet at all. There should
be an easy way to add it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Clean up .gnome*
2.Log in using .gnome
3.Try to add the RHN applet to the panel
Actual Results: Can't find it in the menu.
Expected Results: It should be there.
AFAIK there's no applet anymore, only a tray icon.
When right clicking on the tray icon for rhn-applet-gui and choosing the
configure option. The terms of service text includes instructions on how to
remove the icon and then add the icon back. The instructions for adding the
icon are wrong.
If you do not wish to have this application appear on your panel, click the
'Remove From Panel' button below. Once removed, you can return it to your panel
at any time by choosing 'Red Hat Network Alert Notification Tool' from 'Add to
Panel|Applet|Monitors' in the Panel menu.
Those instructions seem to make sense for the old gnome 1.4 panel menu...the
gnome 2 panel menu doesn't include a way to add the tray icon back.
I got private e-mail from Rui Leite in which he told me something I already
knew, that the new way to add the RHN applet thingie to the panel is Add to
Panel -> Utility -> Notification Area. I thought I'd put this in since others
may be as confused as I was at first.
The instruction for adding back the
application to the panel has been updated in the current release:
"If you do not wish to have this application appear on your panel, click the
'Remove From Panel' button below. Once removed, you can return it
to your panel at any time by clicking on the Red Fedora in the bottom left of
the desktop, choosing 'System Tools' and then choosing 'Red Hat Network Alert
This is the right way to start the application on the GNOME 2 desktop,
I think this should close this bug,