Ubuntu :: After Adding 'killall Gnome-panel' To The Startup Applications Does The Panel Fail To Load Altogether
Dec 4, 2010
Regarding the gnome-panel in Ubuntu (64 bit).... I discovered some time ago that I wasn't the only one who routinely (every login) had their gnome-panel appear butchered, for which Alt-F2 then 'killall gnome-panel' would easily fix.
Having become impatient with this over the past 8 months, I decided I would automate the process and so cofiguring the startup applications seemed like a perfectly logical choice to me. Turns out I was wrong. After adding 'killall gnome-panel' to the startup applications not only does the panel fail to load altogether now, but Alt-F2 doesn't even work.
I tried Ctl-Alt-F1 and working with the graphics-free mode thinking I could somehow navigate to the startup apps config file and edit it, but I don't know where it is or how to edit it without logging in as root and I certainly don't know of any 'root password'.
I'm having a weird issue with Lucid. On startup the power/user switcher applet doesn't load correctly, instead I see the me menu applet twice. I don't think I'm explaining this very well, so here's a screenshot.
I have a desktop computer running Linux Mint 9 with the Gnome desktop (not sure what version -- though by default Mint 9 comes with Gnome 2.30). Last night I tried adding a panel to the desktop by right-clicking on the existing bottom panel and selecting "New Panel". Please note that I've already got another panel at the top of the desktop on the left side on autohide and no expand.
When I added another panel, it placed a normal panel on the right side of the screen without any problems. When I right-clicked on the new right-side panel and selected "Properties", I changed the orientation to "top" (where there was already a panel, if you remember). After that moment, it seemed like the entire desktop environment crashed. Everything was completely unresponsive -- the only thing moving on the screen was the mouse. I couldn't do anything with the gui, not even shut the computer down.
Since the gui shutdown wasn't working, I switched to a different tty screen, logged in, and ran a shutdown command with the option to reboot. The computer shut down fine, and when it woke back up, the same problem was still there: Nothing loaded on the screen except for the background image and the mouse, which was still able to move but nothing else. I have the computer set up to automatically log me in, so I know it's not crashing before the user prefs are being loaded...
After restarting it again and getting the same result, I switched to a different tty screen, logged in, and tried messing around with stuff to no avail. I did notice, however, that the computer was becoming evermore sluggish, and something printed on the screen stating that a program had been terminated because of "not enough memory". It seemed like some process was consuming WAY too much RAM by itself or a program was accidentally forkbombing the computer. ...All because I added a panel...?
Do you know the GNOME Panel applet that is terminating running applications after clicking on them with the cursor and confirming the action with a Yes/No dialogue?I know about xkill, but it is not satisfying due to it has not confirmation dialogue.Instead, I would like to use xprop and kill and zenity
I am running CentOS 5.3, Gnome Panel 2.16.1. It seems some KDE applications just flash crazily in the windows list (task bar in Gnome panel). Usually when a new event happens to a window, it flashes to remind the user (I hate this *feature* anyway, but can't disable it...) But this time, when I switch from another workspace to the workspace that has (more than one) KDE applications (like kile and kdvi), they just simply start to flash, and the flashing window list appears on every workspace unless you click it.
I tried to disable the animation from gconf-editor, without success. Does anyone have similar issues? It is really annoying..
So I just updated my IdeaPad to Natty and played around with Unity. The performane was absolutely unbearable so I installed Unity2D from the software center. Now when I start the session everything seems to be fine at first. Whenever I move the mouse over the panel though it seems to switch to my old gnome-panel from the "Classic" session (with some missing icons). When I move the mouse over that panel again it switches back to the Unity panel style. What is going on? Can I fix this somehow? I will have to use the classic session until I get a working consistent behavior
I am trying to get rid of the gnome panel shadow in ubuntu 11.04(classic, not using unity). I know that I can get rid of it using compiz but I do not want to use that. I suppose my question would be, where is the "panel-shadow.png" file located that I can edit and make transparent? I found it before but cannot for the life of me now.
I uninstalled Empathy, now I have error in gnome with OAFIID:GNOME_FastUserSwitchApplet failed to load. Installing back empathy dont solve the problem. Pidgin is better by far, why ubuntu want me to use empathy? Anyway, how should I reinstall this applet? I google it, but I cant find out the way to install the session indicator applet. Sorry, noob here.
Everyday I get a red caution symbol in my top panel by all the other notifications. Once I follow the directions I get the following error and explanation:Quote:Failed to fetch http://www.geekconnection.org/remast...sys/Sources.gz 404 Not FoundFailed to fetch http://www.geekconnection.org/remast...ntu/Sources.gz 404 Not FoundSome index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.I understand one of the repos is failing to install, but I've never added a repo (except for FireFox 4), and I'm wondering if this repo is important or of good use, if not I'd like to remove it which should be able to be done in the Ubuntu Software Center if I'm correct.
I am running xubuntu 10.04 and I would like to add some space so that some of my icons appear on the right hand side and some on the left. I would also like to center the clock in the middle of the panel. How can I do this?
A warning for those who adding a new panel at desktop.10.10 just crash when adding new panel at the bottom after restart.I dont know why but it just wouldn't boot into the desktop , only able to see the wallpaper.backup the current panel before proceed a restart.
Eg. use "gconftool --dump /apps/panel > backup.xml" to save your settings and to restore using "gconftool --load backup.xml".
I'm currently using Unity 0.2.46 on Ubuntu 10.10. Installed from a ppa. The only way I have found to add an application launcher to the panel is to actually launch the app, then right click it's icon on the panel and click "Keep in Launcher". This is great but I've noticed at least one of my applications (Mumble) doesn't give me that option. Is there an alternative method? (see screenshot for example)
I'm running an up-to-date Lucid Lynx but now getting irritated by a bug or problem (I'm not sure whether it's a bug) in Gnome-panels. The problem is whenever I add a new panel in Gnome Desktop, the new panel doesn't appears on screen and needs to be re-logon to appear. It seems a known issue when I checked for the same at Launchpad, but it existed in betas.
I found this trouble since I have made a clean install of Lucid but thought it'll be fixed in any of the updates, but it didn't solved even after the most recent update I made this morning. I wanted to report this bug but didn't knew how to file bug for gnome-panels as there's no option like 'Report a problem' for gnome panels.
I like Unity, and I appreciate Canonical's work in making the desktop cleaner-looking and more intuitive.I think that being able to customize the top/application(?) panel would be very powerful. By this, I mean both adding and removing indicators.I guess the developers are aware of this, and it's easier said than done. I don't know.Personally, I miss the weather and CPU temperature applets of the old Gnome layout.I tried to apply the best guide I've found to modifying the top panel, to no avail.
After I followed the instructions for the addition of three different indicators (weather, cpu frequency and CPU and RAM % usage), my top panel remained the same.I don't know whether the indicators should show up right away or only upon restart. I did restart, though.For both the weather and CPU frequency indicators, the terminal said:Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/fr.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_sour ce_Sources Hash Sum mismatchI don't know how to get around this
I was customizing my desktop and I decided I wanted to try out a dock so I installed docky, cairo dock, and awn via ubuntu tweak. Fortunately for me, docky decided it wanted to boot at startup. When this happened, my applications panel bar appeared right in the middle of the screen.So I uninstalled docky through ubuntu tweak and it seemed to resolve the problem. Unfortunately for me, I kept trying out the other docks. Opening cairo dock brought about the same problem for the applications panel bar. Something that should be noted is that I do not expand my panel bar. This problem doesn't happen if the panel bar is expanded.I've uninstalled AWN and Cairo Dock via ubuntu tweak but the problem remains.
Ubuntu 11..04 64-bitI hate unity. I set my desktop back to classic view. I managed to get the scroll bars back. But now, when I click on the button to shrink applications, the apps are not available in the panel. The apps seem to just close.
I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop and was looking to do the same onto my desktop.However, when I installed the 11.04 download and put it onto a disk and booted my Desktop from the disk, I went into try and the side panel that is on my laptop isn't on this one. It has the Applications, Places and System menus on the top as it was in 10.10.Is this just in the try version side of things, or how can i change it to the new side panel.....thing?
I've done a quick google search and didn't really find anything that I understood. I DID find a reference to the bug on launchpad, but supposedly it was fixed as of version 2.1 and I'm running the latest version I could find which I believe is 2.9 so I'm a bit lost.
Any help would be great, if you need more info, just tell me how to get it and i shall do so as I really am missing gnomenu. If it makes any difference, I'm on ubuntu 11.04 64bit running in classic mode