Bug#271082: gnome-panel: Graceful handling of X crash

Jeroen T. Vermeulen "Jeroen T. Vermeulen" <jtv@xs4all.nl>, 271082@bugs.debian.org
Sat, 11 Sep 2004 02:51:24 +0200

Package: gnome-panel
Version: 2.6.2-3
Severity: wishlist

For some reason my X crashes from time to time, always when there are
GUi actions associated with mouse movement such as dragging something or
"mouseover" events.

But this time, after GDM restarted and I'd logged in again, GNOME
refused to work.  The error message said

	"I've detected a panel already running, and will now exit."

This is a bit annoying since I'll have to convince the panel somethow
that its previous incarnation has gone to join the choir invisible(*).
Is there any way to detect the problem more reliably and perhaps clean
up any remaining mess from the previous instantiation?


(*) i.e., it is no more.  It's pushing up the daisies.  It rests in
peace.  It is an ex-panel.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-jtv2
Locale: LANG=en_IN, LC_CTYPE=en_IN

Versions of packages gnome-panel depends on:
ii  gnome-control-center      1:2.6.1-12     The GNOME Control Center for GNOME
ii  gnome-desktop-data        2.6.1-2        Common files for GNOME 2 desktop a
ii  gnome-panel-data          2.6.2-3        Common files for GNOME 2 panel
ii  gnome-session             2.6.2-5        The GNOME 2 Session Manager
ii  libart-2.0-2              2.3.16-6       Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0               1.6.1-3        The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0              2.6.2-6        Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0            2.6.1-1        The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                     2.3.2.ds1-16   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgconf2-4               2.6.4-2        GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0               1:2.4.0-1      Library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.4.6-2        The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2        2.6.1-2        Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome2-0           The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0      A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0          The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0            2.6.2-2        The GNOME virtual file-system libr
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.4.9-1        The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-7 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  liborbit2                 1:2.10.2-1.1   libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpanel-applet2-0        2.6.2-3        Library for GNOME 2 Panel applets
ii  libpango1.0-0             1.4.1-2        Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0            PNG library - runtime
ii  libpopt0                  1.7-5          lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-7 X Window System Session Management
ii  libstartup-notification0  0.7-1          library for program launch feedbac
ii  libwnck4                  2.6.2-1        Window Navigator Construction Kit 
ii  libx11-6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-7 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxext6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-7 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxml2                   2.6.11-3       GNOME XML library
ii  xlibs                     4.3.0.dfsg.1-7 X Window System client libraries m
ii  zlib1g                    1:    compression library - runtime

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