Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72020
Clock applet cause panel crash on Laptop
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
On my ThinkPad A20p, loading the clock applet in the panel will cause the panel
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a ThinkPad A20p
2. Login to X
3. Add the clock applet to the panel
Actual Results: The panel crashes. The session manager then restarts the panel
forever. (See gnome-session bug)
Expected Results: A clock applet runs in the panel
This just has to be thinkpad-specific somehow, as there are no other reports.
I'm not sure how to go about debugging it...
works fine on ThinkPad T20
Is it possible to run the clock outside the panel so I could get useful
debugging information from it?
No, the clock is a dlopen() module loaded by the panel.
It is in the gnome-panel RPM though -
If you rebuild the rpm with
something like "rpm --define "optflags -g" -ba gnome-panel.spec" you would
get a panel RPM with debug symbols.
I did a full install on the laptop instead of an upgrade and this problem went
away. I was having a bunch of odd gtk problems, so maybe there was a bad library
somewhere even though I had removed /usr/local/lib.
Ok, I'm going to close this as 'worksforme' since we have been unable to
duplicate this and since it's no longer happening for you. It sounds like your
machine was in a weird state to begin with, so the chances of reproducing it are
If you see the behavior again, please reopen this bug report.