Hey folks, I have a problem with my Gnome-Panel. Occasionally my gnome-panel freezes, meaning that all icons (network status, sound, etc.) freeze along with the time displayed. When I kill the process, the panel restarts automatically and works just fine. Is there a way to prevent the panel from freezing?

Thx in advance for any help, suggestion link etc!

Cherio Woltan

PS A new phenomenon occurred. After booting Ubuntu the panel didn't load at all, however I was able to access the menu and other icons by hovering over their usual positions. After a reboot the panel worked just fine...

  • What applets do you use?
    – Reda Lazri
    Mar 18, 2011 at 10:44
  • As far as I know only: Weather Report 2.30.0, Indicator Applet Session 0.4.6, Clock 2.30.2, NetworkManager Applet 0.8.1
    – Woltan
    Mar 19, 2011 at 12:16
  • So you did not add any applets of your own volition, you mean?
    – Oxwivi
    Mar 21, 2011 at 10:36
  • Apart from the Weather Applet,..., No. Do you think, that this applet freezes my Gnome-Panel? I'll uninstall it and see if the problems continue.
    – Woltan
    Mar 21, 2011 at 12:08
  • I uninstalled all applets I added myself but the panel still freezes. Sometimes the menues Application, Places and System do not display, but it still works if I hover with the mouse over the area. Does anyone have an idea how I could solve this?
    – Woltan
    Mar 27, 2011 at 15:19

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If you cannot find your problem in these bug reports about freezing gnome-panels:

then have a look at How can I find out what is causing my gnome-panel to freeze? and open a new bug report (see How do I report a bug?).

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