[ubuntu-uk] have to start gnome-panel manualy after upgrade to jaunty

thirstyh2o thirstyh2o at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 03:59:03 BST 2009

Need your help folks,

I upgraded my laptop from Hardy to Intrepid and then to Jaunty yesterday. 

The problem is that gnome-panel never starts upon boot. Executing 
[killall -v gnome-panels] reports "no process killed".

Tried to run [gnome-panel &] but it still dies when I close the terminal. 
There are seemingly not helpful warnings produced in console:

(gnome-panel:5119): Gdk-WARNING **: /build/buildd/gtk+2.0-2.16.1/gdk/x11/
able-x11.c:878 drawable is not a pixmap or window

(gnome-panel:5119): libglade-WARNING **: Unexpected element <requires-
version> i
nside <glade-interface>.

But no errors.

So, I do have X started with my desktop without panels. The right-click 
on desktop works. If I start gnome-panel by a created launcher, it runs, 
loads all my applets just fine, and stays for the rest of a session not 
causing any problems. 

Running it manually after each system start is pretty annoying though.

For now I'm using a quick-and-dirty fix: I've just added it to a list of 
Startup Application applet.  But there should be a right solution for it.

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