[openbox] gnome-panel PagerApplet hates me.

Ben Jansens ben at orodu.net
Fri Oct 17 12:54:33 EDT 2003

On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:45:52PM -0400, Roland Glenn McIntosh wrote:
> Hi.  I have a weird problem which may not be ob3's fault, but perhaps some of you might have experienced a similar issue.  I've been using ob3 for a couple of weeks now, and it's coming along nicely.  I have what I consider to be a typical .xinitrc file:
>   display -window root ~/pics/backgrounds/Crystal-1280x1024.jpg &
>   gnome-panel --disable-sound &
>   xautolock -time 20 -locker "xlock +usefirst -lockdelay 10" &
>   exec openbox3
> That's the relevant parts.  When I type "startx" at the prompt, gnome-panel's pager applet bitches at me with a message like this:
> 	The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFID:GNOME_PagerApplet"
> 	Details: Unknown CORBA exception id: 'IDL:omg.org/CORBA/COMM_FAILURE:1.0'
> 	Do you want to delete the applet from your configuration?
> 		[ X Don't delete ]    [Delete]
> The weird thing is, if i start an xterm, kill gnome-panel, and run gnome-panel --disable-sound & manually, it works without a hitch.
> Does anyone know why this is?  I'm running gnome-panel from gnome 2.4 (gentoo ~x86 portage).

I believe...with 2.4 you need to be running the gnome-settings-daemon. The
first time you run gnome panel it probably starts it, but too late for the
pager applet. The second time it would work then. Try running it before the

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