GNOME panel vanished


My panel at the bottom of the screen has vanished. First off the “shutdown” button in the computer menu vanished so I restarted and when I did that, the entire panel had vanished. I shut down and restarted again but it hasn’t helped. What next please?


Right click desktop, add panel
Then right click panel to add items

For a Gnome Panel that’s been deleted try this:

Start Gnome Terminal by pressing Alt+F2. Then enter the command: gnome-terminal. DEnter these comamands in the terminal:

  • gconftool-2 --shutdown
  • rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
  • pkill gnome-panel

I got that from digesting this: RE: Restore default panel on gnome desktop?



This isn`t working :frowning:

What exactly? What happens. info…!

So, what happens if you do ALT-F2 then type ‘gnome-panel’? Does it get reinstated?

it says command not found

the above cmds don’t help
i check the ps aux and gnome-panel is still there, every attempt to kill it restarts as another process

useless suse desktop
fedora is calling

Hope you enjoy Fedora

another busy day?
…will gnome on fedora work better ?

i have got problem with whole gnome desktop, it won’t work, when log in, there is no panels, icons, folders, right click - popup menu not working, there is just a wallpaper and only thing is working is alt+f2,
and one thing more, maybe is related with the my problem above, when booting i reciving message "bug: scheduling while atomic, swapper…
it can’t load some table or something and it says “doing fast boot”
does any one know how to resolve this problems

Maybe this (post #22)?

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel
up 12 days 6:57, 4 users, load average: 0.47, 0.47, 0.29
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - CUDA Driver Version: 190.18

I’m wondering whether you have a kernel bug – but out of my depth a bit, so can you help me a bit:
Can you copy/type here the error message more completely
Please run this command in a console: uname -r
and this command: cat /etc/SuSE-release

And copy back here the information that you get.


This appears to be the same metacity bug that has bit just about everyone that runs gnome. There is a solution think malcolmlewis’ post points to it.

Thanks …

what if we dont use metacity, what is metacity to gnome…whats a metacity

If you use gnome you use metacity. Google for it.

I had the same problem after an online update and after several reboots, the panel finally reappeared. It took me about 5 or 6 attempts, but it finally came back.