GNOME Panel Error Message

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Thu Nov 17 15:58:22 PST 2005

On Thu, 2005-11-17 at 18:41 -0500, Robert H. Perry wrote:
> Each "startx" event leads to the following error message on the GNOME 
> desktop:
> 	I've detected a panel already running, and will now exit.
> Clicking OK usually removes the error.  However, on one occasion, 
> clicking OK, resulted in another error message and panel graphic. 
> Didn't see this error mentioned in the archives.  Pls advise.

This is more or less a known issue.  Try cleaning up your session in the
Sessions capplet so you only have one panel.  Then save your session,
and try restarting GNOME.  GNOME 2.12 is supposed to be better about


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