yum upgrade F8-F9 Gnome panels causing mischief

Phil Meyer pmeyer at themeyerfarm.com
Wed Jul 30 21:38:18 UTC 2008

Eric Mesa wrote:
> I yup upgraded from F8 to F9 following the directions on the wiki.
> Here's what I did
> http://server.ericsbinaryworld.com/blog/2008/07/30/yum-upgrading-to-fedora-9/
> Xfce works perfectly fine as do all of my usual programs.  When I try to
> login to Gnome I am stuck with the background and no panels.  I can move
> my mouse around and I can switch desktops which rotates the cube (so
> compiz is working)  I cannot right-click and get the desktop menu.
> If I run Gnome/Openbox, the panels load and I can use them for a few
> seconds.  Then two error boxes pop up.  They are completely whited out
> so I have no idea what they say.  Once they pop up, the panels become
> unusable.  So I think I have some program perhaps loading into the panel
> which is causing problems.  
> Without nuking my .gnome directory, is there anything else I can do?  

install and run gconf-cleaner from XFCE or an emergency xterm.

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