disappearing gnome-panel on LMDE/32

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disappearing gnome-panel on LMDE/32

Postby Habitual » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:56 pm


I had Skype installed from the REPO(s), however since uninstalling it this issue is no longer present.
Here's the symptoms.

When installed and running, If I choose to "close" (to system tray) it crashes my gnome-panel and I am forced to restart metacity with a desktop launcher for "metacity --replace." That restores it.
Any Item (Except my added Logout and Shutdown applets) that I choose to close with the X bombs the panel.
Installing the same version as a download from Skype now exhibits this behavior also... God, I love/hate my Job!

Here's the .xsession-errors file dump before I uninstalled Skype.

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/etc/gdm3/Xsession: Beginning session setup...

** (gnome-settings-daemon:2620): WARNING **: Invalid value for /desktop/gnome/font_rendering/rgba_order: 'rgba'
Window manager warning: Failed to read saved session file /home/jj2/.config/metacity/sessions/104dd200398a8d311e129528609134188300000025720031.ms: Failed to open file '/home/jj2/.config/metacity/sessions/104dd200398a8d311e129528609134188300000025720031.ms': No such file or directory

** (gnome-settings-daemon:2620): WARNING **: Grab failed for some keys, another application may already have access the them.
x-session-manager[2572]: WARNING: Could not launch application 'docky.desktop': Unable to start application: Failed to execute child process "docky" (No such file or directory)
/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/Crypto/Util/randpool.py:40: RandomPool_DeprecationWarning: This application uses RandomPool, which is BROKEN in older releases.  See http://www.pycrypto.org/randpool-broken
Initializing nautilus-open-terminal extension
Initializing nautilus-gdu extension

(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:2668): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: cannot register existing type `_PolkitError'

(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:2668): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed

Any ideas?

Thank you for your time.

Update: Firing up seahorse and right mouse clicking "Passwords: login" and "Set as Default" seems to have corrected this issue.
I got the clue from "** (gnome-settings-daemon:2620): WARNING **: Grab failed for some keys, another application may already have access the them."
the them? Really? :?

Comments and suggestions welcomed!


Update: Not solved by "Set as Default" in seahorse.
I am using another "theme" however under Control Center > Appearance and it seems ok, for now.

Stand by for an update.
Thanks for listening.

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Re: disappearing gnome-panel on LMDE/32

Postby seeley » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:59 am

One of the first things I do is adding TERMINAL to desktop, because my lower panel disappeared several times on different distributions. So I could run on GNOME Desktop, of course:

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killall gnome-panel

... delete?...
I agreed and it worked again.
Once I had to "Add to panel" one of the other menus.
seeley @ Linux multiboot

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