[ubuntu-uk] gnome panels MIA...

Cornelius Mostert corneliusmostert at googlemail.com
Wed May 13 08:28:59 BST 2009

Hallo all

I have a system that has problems to load the Gnome panels, It boots
and the moment I log on I get the desk top but no panels
In the past I could execute the 2 commandments to load or reload the
panels if they frose:

gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
killall gnome-panel

and then the panels would auto load again, however at this stage I get
this error on the first command and the panels does not load at all...

Please have a look at this ...
[server]# gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
Failure during recursive unset of "/apps/panel": Failed to contact
configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable
TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a
system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for
information. (Details -  1: Failed to get connection to session: Did
not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application
did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the
reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was

[server]# killall gnome-panel

I know the system was a bit flake and will go to the mentioned website
and Google of course but maybe you guys have a quick solution / idea


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