[ubuntu-uk] gnome panels MIA...

Chris Coulson chrisccoulson at googlemail.com
Wed May 13 08:34:57 BST 2009

2009/5/13 Cornelius Mostert <corneliusmostert at googlemail.com>

> 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
> broken.)
> [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
> thanx
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Does this happen with any other user on your system? Can you try with a new
user? Can you boot a failsafe GNOME session? If not, try running a failsafe
xterm session and then running "gnome-session --debug 2>&1 | tee ~/gsm.log"
and having a look at the output of gnome-session.

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