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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020830
Description of problem:
If one right clicks on the authenication "keys" and selects "forget
authenication" it seems that no new windows can be launched from the gnome
panel. One must restart gnome.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Wait until the authenication keys are apparent.
2.Right click on the keys, select "forget authenication"
3.Try launch gnome-console from the menu panel.
Actual Results: Nothing will launch, must restart gnome.
Expected Results: For applications to launch.
The usual "can't launch anything" problem is because the hostname changed or
somehow X authentication broke, but that's unrelated to the superuser
authentication referred to by the authentication icon.
Anything in .xsession-errors (or in a terminal if you try to launch an app from
I haven't seen other reports of this. Will need more info to reproduce;
please reopen if you can make it happen reliably, and let us know what
errors or anything like that you see. Also whether launched apps start up and
just can't connect to X, or if they don't start at all, if you can tell.