On Mon, 2002-04-22 at 08:45, Nic Doye wrote:
> On one occaision all the applets "forgot what they were", but this is
> different from all launchers and applets disappearing completely. I
> think the "panel" may have got itself very confused at this point.
Yes. If you trash the filesystem badly, the Gnome Panel becomes very
confused. At this point, it's better to logout from Gnome, backup your
.gnome directory and other configuration bits in your ~user, erase the
said configurations, then start again with a clean slate.
It happened to me on Ext2, it was one of the main reasons to switch to
journalised FSs on my workstation.
There's nothing to be ashamed of in coming up with the obvious,
especially when nobody else is coming up with it.