I'm having a big problem with the panel in gnome. I'm running Red Hat
8.0 with the default gnome installation on a Dell inspiron 8200
laptop. I had configured my main panel with the battery indicator
applet. I was using a mouse with the computer and then I removed it
the next time I booted the machine. When kudzu came up, I accidently
configured the mouse with the wrong drivers. When I logged into gnome,
the built-in mouse/touchpad spazzed out and started moving all of my
icons and panels around the desktop. I couldn't get control of the
mouse, and ended up killing the gnome session manually.
I got my mouse reconfigured properly, but now whenever I login into
gnome, one of the relocated panels appears and immediately and the
battery indicator applet crashes. A message box pops up which says:
Application "gnome-panel" (process 2280) has crashed
due to a fatal error.
and gives an "OK" button. When I press "OK," the applet crashes again
and the same message appears and the process repeats itself endlessly.
I can get a terminal up, and I tried killing gnome processes, but this
did nothing. Gnome is pretty much useless at this point. How can I get
my gnome back??
Where does gnome save user's desktop configurations? I moved all of
the .gnome* directories out of the way and then logged into the
desktop thinking maybe the config files saying "load the battery
applet on this panel" might be lost and I could regain control of
gnome, but no such luck.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance to all who reply.