Desktop annoyance #3: Desktop Applets frequently break during login
linuxoflondon at googlemail.com
Sat Feb 6 04:55:47 GMT 2010
You can reload the panel without having to log out. Press Alt-F2 and
type killall gnome-panel in the run dialog. The panel will reload
automatically after you kill it.
If you are short of resources you might want to try installing a
lighter desktop such as OpenBox
On 5 February 2010 16:13, David A. Cobb <superbiskit at cox.net> wrote:
> If I don't wait a LONG TIME ( maybe 20 Minutes ) with the GDM login screen
> displayed, before trying to login, there is a very high probability I will
> get several "Error: There was a problem loading Gnome Applet __ whatever.
> Delete [ ], or Don't Delete [ ]." boxes.
> Pretty consistently, if I immediately log OUT, then log back in, the same
> things will load without problems.
> The other "annoyances" are plausibly "just" resource shortages. This one
> smells more like a race condition when gnome-panel is trying to start its
> David A. Cobb -- computing t-rex
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