Occasional panel freeze under Fedora-16

Ranjan Maitra maitra at iastate.edu
Fri Nov 25 16:35:29 UTC 2011

Hi all,

I have had this problem since Fedora 15. It is related to firefox so
I use midori other than for very secure matters because it does not have
256-bit encryption. I am using a Thinkpad T61. 

The other option is to get rid of lxpanel (killall lxpanel), and use
something else. In F15, I  used peksystray for the system tray and
docky for the panel (I compiled them myself.) Neither of these are RPMs
on Fedora: I have considered putting them together, but it seems

Note that you do not have to reboot: killall lxpanel, plus lxpanel -p
LXDE should take care of it till the next freeze.

The LXDE project, disappointingly, seems too haphazard in development
and in fits and starts, so I am not convinced will last for much longer,
unless something radical happens.

Note that this is not just a lxpanel problem, but lxpanel does not
recover. My father-in-law on xubuntu has mentioned the exact problem
that Timothy is reporting. Apparently, this may be xulrunner taking
over. I wonder if we could just get rid of xulrunner.

I wonder if firefox jumping so many releases (with a target of a release
of 8.0 or whatever, regardless of what else happens) in one year affect
has an effect on quality.

Best wishes,

On Fri, 25 Nov 2011 09:45:11 -0600 JB <jb.1234abcd at gmail.com> wrote:

> Timothy Murphy <gayleard <at> eircom.net> writes:
> > ... 
> > The situation rights itself after about 30 seconds.
> > 
> > I'm not sure if the problem is related to firefox.
> > 
> I have had lockups for the past week as well (they do not go away, have to
> reboot).
> I am on LXDE.
> I suspected firefox as well as it was the only app active at the time, but with
> average number of tabs (less than 10), one youtube, etc.
> No proof of what's causing it as well - random occurrence, no dumps, no
> error messages in a log.
> JB
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