Occasional panel freeze under Fedora-16

David dgboles at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 16:48:46 UTC 2011

On 11/25/2011 11:35 AM, Ranjan Maitra wrote:
> 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
> complicated.
> 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,
> Ranjan

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