[Bug 50933] Icons vanish from Notification Area

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at gmail.com
Sun Jun 25 17:26:19 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Michal J. Gajda" <mgajda at gmail.com>
To: Ubuntu Bug Tracking System <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 10:59:02 +0200
Subject: gnome-panel: Icons vanish from Notification Area
Package: gnome-panel
Version: 2.14.2-0ubuntu1
Severity: normal

Icons in the notification area seem to often "vanish" and leave open space.
The space is clickable and reacts like a normal icon.

If I have at least 3-4 icons Gnome applications icons,
the one or two is invisible most of the time (gnome-power-manager or

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
 APT prefers dapper-updates
 APT policy: (500, 'dapper-updates'), (500, 'dapper-security'), (500, 'dapper')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages gnome-panel depends on:
ii  gnome-about         2.14.2-0ubuntu1      The GNOME about box
ii  gnome-control-cente 1:2.14.2-0ubuntu1    utilities to configure the GNOME d
ii  gnome-desktop-data  2.14.2-0ubuntu1      Common files for GNOME 2 desktop a
ii  gnome-menus         2.14.0-0ubuntu1      an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  gnome-panel-data    2.14.2-0ubuntu1      common files for GNOME 2 panel
ii  libart-2.0-2        2.3.17-1             Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0         1.11.4-0ubuntu1      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0        2.14.0-0ubuntu2      Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0      2.14.0-0ubuntu1      The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6               2.3.6-0ubuntu20      GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libcairo2           1.0.4-0ubuntu1       The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libecal1.2-3        1.6.1-0ubuntu5       Client library for evolution calen
ii  libedataserver1.2-7 1.6.1-0ubuntu5       Utility library for evolution data
ii  libedataserverui1.2 1.6.1-0ubuntu5       Utility library for evolution data
ii  libfontconfig1      2.3.2-1.1ubuntu12    generic font configuration library
ii  libgconf2-4         2.14.0-1ubuntu2      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0         1:2.5.1-2ubuntu2     library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.10.3-0ubuntu1      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2  2.14.2-0ubuntu1      Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome-keyring0   0.4.9-1ubuntu1       GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome-menu2      2.14.0-0ubuntu1      an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  libgnome2-0         2.14.1-0ubuntu2      The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0   2.14.0-0ubuntu1      A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0        2.14.1-0ubuntu2      The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0      2.14.2-0ubuntu1      GNOME virtual file-system (runtime
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.8.18-0ubuntu1      The GTK+ graphical user interface
ii  libice6             2:1.0.0-0ubuntu2     X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  liblaunchpad-integr 0.1.3                library for launchpad integration
ii  liblpint-bonobo0    0.1.3                library for launchpad integration
ii  liborbit2           1:2.14.0-0ubuntu1    libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpanel-applet2-0  2.14.2-0ubuntu1      library for GNOME 2 panel applets
ii  libpango1.0-0       1.12.3-0ubuntu1      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0            1.7-5                lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6              2:1.0.0-0ubuntu2     X11 Session Management library
ii  libstartup-notifica 0.8-1ubuntu1         library for program launch feedbac
ii  libwnck18           2.14.2-0ubuntu1      Window Navigator Construction Kit
ii  libx11-6            2:1.0.0-0ubuntu9     X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6             1:1.0.0-0ubuntu4     X11 authorisation library
ii  libxcursor1     X cursor management library
ii  libxext6            2:1.0.0-0ubuntu4     X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3          1:   X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxi6              2:1.0.0-0ubuntu3     X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1        2:1.0.1-0ubuntu2     X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxml2             2.6.24.dfsg-1ubuntu1 GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2          1:   X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1         1:   X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  zlib1g              1:1.2.3-6ubuntu4     compression library - runtime

Versions of packages gnome-panel recommends:
ii  alacarte                 0.8-0ubuntu12   easy menu editing
ii  gnome-applets            2.14.2-0ubuntu1 Various applets for GNOME 2 panel
ii  gnome-session            2.14.2-0ubuntu1 The GNOME 2 Session Manager
ii  menu-xdg                 0.2.2           freedesktop.org menu compliant win

-- no debconf information

** Affects: gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Untriaged
         Status: Unconfirmed

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