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Feature #4647

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Updated to 151 A9 - Gnome has lost all its menu bars and panels when you log in

Added by John Sloan about 8 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
Desktop (JDS)
Target version:
-
Start date:
2014-02-28
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage

Description

I'm documenting this for future users who have the unfortunate experience I had.

​Source: http://www.watchingthenet.com/restore-panels-in-ubuntu-back-to-their-default-settings.html

So, you've just updated OpenIndiana to A9 and now when you log into gnome its all messed up. There is no menu bar etc.

There is a fix, provided by the ubuntu experts not the solaris guys (Cause they're all about the command line!) joking :).

Log in to gnome

On the desktop background (which is all you have) right click and open terminal.

In terminal do the following:-

gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel
rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
pkill gnome-panel

This closes the panel application (which is your menu bars), then clears the panel applications config, then kills panel, which eventually reloads itself with a default config, restoring everything.

Suggestion would be to add this process to the update package possibly?

Actions #1

Updated by John Sloan about 8 years ago

I for got to mention...

The slight difference I found with solaris is that in stead of

pkill gnome-panel

we need to use

pkill gnome-pa

I think there is a max charactor length here or something, however it does work

Actions #2

Updated by John Sloan about 8 years ago

this has to be completed on every reboot unfortunately

Actions #3

Updated by John Sloan about 8 years ago

Slight typo by the way, should be

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

Actions #4

Updated by John Sloan about 8 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Milan Jurik)

so i have realised tht all you need to do is every login
open terminal
run
pkill gnome-pa

has anyone figured out what is causing this?

Actions #5

Updated by Ken Mays almost 8 years ago

Have you tested this on the latest hipster release?

Actions #6

Updated by Ken Mays almost 8 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
Actions #7

Updated by Ken Mays over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee set to OI Userland
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Resolved in Hipster 2014.1

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