Fedora X86/64bit :: GNOME Panels Not Loading Properly Upon Log-in
Dec 20, 2010
I am new to this forum, so apologies if this question has been asked before or is placed in the wrong section. Hey there, I am running Fedora 14 on a 64-bit system (laptop). Upon logging in, (it doesn't seem to make a difference if it is an initial log-in or returning from logging out), the top and bottom GNOME panels occasionally 'miss' loading a few things, or loads them improperly. As an example, the Notification Area may be missing, and I will have to re-add it manually to the blank spot where it should have loaded. I have also had issues with the Workspace Switcher loading improperly and the System Monitor not loading at all.To note, this does not happen every time, but it occurs often enough to become an inconvenience. More often than not I will have to log out and back in again to fix an improperly loaded section of the panel(s).
I got a new laptop, this is the one: [URL] and decided that I wanted to go with Fedora instead of Ubuntu with this computer. The laptop runs win 7 64 bit so I'm trying to go with Fedora 64 but it will not boot. I first installed Fedora 12 64 bit from the DVD install and it would go to grub fine but when I boot the fedora os It just stops in the middle of the boot script. When it stops, the last 4 lines are:
I hadn't messed with it for a few weeks and yesterday I saw that 13 was out, so I downloaded and burnt the Fedora 13 64 bit CD. I popped it in, booted the computer and it did the same crap. It didn't stop at the same line but it was around a line with: ? kernel_init So I guess the kernel isn't loading properly or something. Do ya'll think I would be better off using the 32 bit?
I am having an issue with the notification Area, Indicator Applet, and Indicator Applet Session and the way they appear in the top gnome panel. The icons are scrambled at log in and I have to delete them and replace them to get things looking right. I didn't have this issue in Karmic; it has only occurred since upgrade to lucid. I have reset my gnome config files and the problem still occurs.
As a side note, the issue only seems to occur when the icons in the notification area or session indicator are abnormal. ie, sound is muted, lap top is unplugged, and so forth.
I just reinstalled, and now my panels are on the wrong screen. There is nothing on the right-click menu and they can't be dragged and dropped. How the **** do you move the panels to a different screen?
I want to remove all of my panels, and i simply can't.I've removed the bottom panel, and when i right-click the top panel, the "Delete this panel" option is disabled. I've googled around extensively and can't find a solution that works.
I just finally updated from Fedora 10 to Fedora 12. Everything is fine. Except.in my stupidity I decided to mess arount with the default Gnome desktop settings. Now I've done this before but I still can't remember exactly the moves I made. But somehow on the default Gnome desktop setup. I clicked on the "delete this panel button" from the top default panel. Well, of course things got wierd. First of all there is no default volulme control button anymore. I could go on and on. But, the buttom line is I just want to get my Gnome Desktop back to it's default settings. Without going too crazy.
Intermittently I seem to have no panels when I login to Gnome on my F12 install.I can fix it by "pkill -USR1 gnome-panel", but there's got to be a root cause for it.I've found loads of results on Google, but no solutions, mostly Ubuntu users (you never seem to get solutions from Ubuntu users!)
I normally used Fedora 12, when panels gets this strange glitches:I've using Fedora for 2 months and this never happened before. GNOME and GDM version are 2.28.2 and graphic driver are open ATi/Radeon. Nothing worked to fix this - deleting .gconf and rest of GNOME configuration files.
I installed Drupal and there is only one site. It I access the website [url] where Drupal is installed I can easily see it functioning properly. But on internet it is not loading properly the colors etc are not visible properly.
I am trying to completely hide the gnome panels on my desktop. When using auto-hide there is still a visible line of about 1 pixel, and the panels are still there anyways. I have gone into gconf-editor and changed the autohide size to 0 and it still doesn't completely hide it or make them so when i hover near them they don't appear. I am also not looking to completely delete the panels either. I went into gconf again and blanked out the required_components field, (didn't turn out the way i expected, lol), and had to start gnome-panel manually afterwards and lost a lot of functionality in the OS.
I found this tutorial last year for sending gnome-panel to the widget layer for Ubuntu, but cannot get it to work in Fedora.This works perfectly in Ubuntu (once you log-out), but it doesn't work in Fedora. Does anyone have any suggestions on how i can this exact same thing to work in Fedora. It seems like it tries to work, but maybe my syntax is wrong or something.
I am running Fedora 14 on my Thinkpad T410. Tried to see what Gnome 3 shell looks like. So I went to: System->Preferences->Desktop Effects and chose GNOME Shell. Now the bottom and the top pannels are gone. I can see only the desctop and the icons on it. How can I get back to the previous settings? I tried and tried without any luck.
F12 + Samba4, services smb and nmb set to run at levels 2345 - after reboot, I need to manually doservice nmb restartin order for all machines on the network to "see" the shared folders. It appears that service nmb does NOT start properly, as when above command is entered it shows "FAIL" as message for stopping the service.
I have installed a few new themes via Synaptic recently, and now when I change themes, the panels do not get themed correctly for almost all themes. I've tried removing and re-installing the themes but to no avail. Here is an example of what it looks like when I switched to the 'ambiance' theme:
I am using Fedora 13 x86_64 on my notebook.I have been using this for quite sometime now. I have a problem with the Gnome desktop. Here is what happenedI am using gnome with a single panel on the top. I changed the properties of the panel, made it transparent and then changed its position to the bottom. As soon as i did this, my desktop was not responding. I can move the mouse pointer, but the icons and menus and everything else became inactive. Within a minute the music playing in the background stopped working. None of the keyboard shortcuts are working. I waited for sometime but nothing happened, so I restarted the system.
Once I login after restart, the same problem is repeating, nothing loads up. I can just see the default background and the mouse pointer rotating as it does when some process is going on. But nothing loads up even after waiting for 15mins. Right now I am using Xfce which is working perfectly fine. Can someone help me with this.??---------- Post added at 04:01 PM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 11:13 AM GMT --------UPDATEI tried fixing it by uninstalling the gnome desktop and reinstalling it.I did the following command in terminal > yum remove gnome-desktopand it removed several dependancies too. I restarted the system and not even the loginscreen is showing up now.I am trying to install gnome from my fedora live CD. But I cannot figure out how.
I've done a fresh install of 10.04 (amd64) on a computer with two screens and twinview configured and I don't see how to move the Gnome panels to the second screen.Left-clicking and dragging them to the desired position (something that worked fine in 8.04) doesn't seem to work. Needless to say that the position picker in properties does not contain any "second screen" options.
My monitor kept powering down after 20 minutes so I installed Gnome-power-manager by yum so that I could change the settings. After the installation and every time I try to use it I get a message saying:
The configuration defaults for Gnome Power Manager have not installed correctly. Please contact your computer administrator
I'm now unable to effect a change in the power settings and the display keeps turning off.
1) Is someone able to post their config file from a working F12 install? I believe it's /etc/dbus-1/system.d/gnome-power-manager.conf but not certain as I don't have one ;-)
2) ~/.gconf/apps/gnome-power-manager/%gconf.xml is empty - is it empty for someone with a working install?
3) how I can change the power settings without the gui - I'm googling on this point and will post the answer as and when I find it.
Code: [ecvej@desktop ~]$ uname -r 184.108.40.206-127.fc12.x86_64 Edit: In case it is relevant, this is the contents of my /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.system/%gconf-tree.xml
I am using the X server of Fedora 7 for displaying my application.I am getting the display as I need but I dont want the title bar of gnome terminal titlebar to be displayed.I also dont want the maximize,minimize buttons to be displayed.
I just did a clean install of fedora 14 on a dell precision 690 (multiprocessor system, with buckets of memory--16gb). It is old, but a great machine. It is dual boot to windows, but that is probably irrelevant. Note, the reason I did the clean install was the exact problem I report here had cropped up on this system running fedora 14, but I was having kluged together the system after grub issues, so i blamed it on something unrelated and hoped a clean install would solve this.
After installing the system, running updates, etc., I installed open office, and virtualbox. I then set up two virtual machines in virtual box, both Win XP, and added my favorite windows applications. that may not be relevant, but that is the history. I added a couple pieces of high end software too, which required some odd libraries--libgdal and libexpat.
After a couple of of days of using the machine, I tried to run open office (after having used it several times, and logged off several times) and it wouldn't execute. I then realized that all of my desktop icons had disappeared. I then experimented and realized several other applications wouldn't execute from the gnome applications menu. however, I could execute anything I wanted from the command line in a terminal.
I read a suggestion in the forums to create a new user. painful process, but that did indeed solve the problem (temporarily). But then the problem repeated with the new user. So now, this really sucks and I'm cursing fedora. After consulting my linux geek brother, I tried something else--I loaded kde, and tried that. (btw--why doesn't ctl-alt-backspace allow you to switch windows managers in this linux?)
Anyway, kde works fine with everything except open office--it still won't run for some reason, even in kde.
Strangely, my virtual machines worked throughout all this. that is, I could execute virtualbox from gnome, everything runs fine.
I noticed this weird behaviour yesterday after the last update (not sure if it's really related, but I didn't notice this before).When I do a fresh start and log in - all the gnome related processes are DOUBLED in the memory Of course it causes weird errors, applet hanging or crashes, very sensible slowness while booting and operating, etc, etc.Basically I have 2 gnome-session loaded at once - one as a child process of gdm-binary and another separate one. Both sessions have all the child process loaded, so I turned out to have 2 Nautilus, 2 Metacity, 2 Gnome-panel, 8 python processes and all the set of applets are also doubled.
I'm using Fedora 14 x86 64-bit, Gnome DE, on a Phenom 9750 computer, with a Radeon XT1900 video card and 8GB RAM. Recently, my cursor (normally a black arrow) suddenly changes into a vertical line of small white dots, about an inch long. It's essentially unusable, unless it happens to roll over a hyperlink, since it's invisible on a white background. Logging off and on has no effect. Rebooting sometimes "fixes" it, sometimes not. It has yet to correct without a reboot.Except for regular updates as noticed, the only change in the system in the past month or so was to add nano as a text editor.
How do I get the deskbar-applet in one of my gnome panels? It used to be possible to add it to a panel in 9.10, but now it is not to be found in the menu where I can select which item to add to a panel.