Lost my panel logging out

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Jun 4 09:30:32 CEST 2009

On jeu, 2009-06-04 at 08:05 +0100, AG wrote:
> Trouble is, when logging out the system hangs and doesn't log out, so it 
> is difficult to know whether or not anything gets saved.  Hence, as 
> noted, when I log back in again, the panel is gone because the settings 
> don't get saved.  The message when logging out is something like (going 
> on memory) the session manager needs to close.  There may well be two 
> issues here of course, but I was thinking that there may well be a 
> config file that I could either enter the xfce4-panel instruction (or 
> uncomment it if it has - somehow - been commented.
> So, my query was more than how do I restart the panel once it has died.  
> It was about making it stick so it comes back next time I log in.  
> However, I should've mentioned the thing about the desktop or session 
> manager not shutting down properly which seems to by-pass the saving 
> session on logout (which I already have enabled).
In the session properties you can save your session even when it's
running. You should do that after re-running the panel. Then you should
try to see why it hangs at login out (maybe looking at .xsession-errors
from console or something like that).

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