On Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:02:26 -0500
Stephan Sokolow <gmane.ssokolow@...> wrote:
> I just noticed I didn't reply to everything. Sorry about that. (I didn't
> get much sleep last night)
> I've added the missed replies inline.
> On 12-01-30 06:49 PM, nomnex wrote:
> >> On Sun, 29 Jan 2012 09:59:40 -0500
> >> Stephan Sokolow<gmane.ssokolow@...> wrote:
> >> Ahh, that's not a crash, that's a freeze. My mother was experiencing
> >> those for a while, so I gave her Yakuake, wrote a little script I put
> > You are right, it is a freeze, not a crash. I used the wrong definition.
> >> My solution was basically the same as Geoffrey's except that, since
> >> she's using Lubuntu, the command was "killall -9 lxpanel; sleep 1;
> >> lxpanel --profile Lubuntu"
> > What is "sleep 1" for? I will keep the "lxpanel --profile Lubuntu" in
> > my notes, if I ever use Lubuntu.
> > [note] It would be nice if the commands where common on all platform
> No argument there but, as a workaround, you could do what I did and make
> ~/.config/lxpanel/Lubuntu a symlink to ~/.config/lxpanel/LXDE and do
> similar things for the other components like openbox and lxsession.
> >> If Yakuake is too heavy for you, you could also use the "kuake"
> >> plugin for urxvt. My config to enable that is at
> >> https://github.com/ssokolow/profile/blob/master/home/.Xresources if
> >> you want an example.
> > I don't know about shell scripting, but out of curiosity, Why Yakuake
> > or kuake. both are KDE applications. I use LXDE on Fedora, and it comes
> > with bash and lxterminal.
> Not the Kuake program for KDE. The "kuake" plugin included as part of
> any urxvt (rxvt-unicode) build which enabled the Perl plugin API at
> compile time.
> It's a simple little perl script that uses urxvt's plugin API to set up
> a borderless terminal window positioned top-center on your screen and
> binds a hotkey to hide/show it so you can run it on login and leave it
> When your panel freezes, that's probably the simplest way to run a
> restart script and urxvt is the lightest way you'll get that to work.
> (It competes with xterm for users. Both urxvt and xterm are lighter than
> lxterminal and provide a more featureful terminal emulation but you have
> to customize them by hand-editing ~/.Xresources and the config docs are
> > Thank you,
> > nomnex
FYI, at PCLinuxOS we have 2 PCLinuxOS Lxde versions, one full and one mini, two Openbox
almost standalone, one full and one of the type Education (educational games) using
Lxpanel, and no Lxpanel crash of freeze reported that I know of at the forum during the
last months, and at least since we had the actual release :
lxpanel-0.5.8-2pclos2011.i586.rpm 30-Aug-2011 00:32 454K .
Many people use either one or the other flavor, I am pretty sure I would have noticed if
we met such an issue, especially since we have forums dedicated to the different pclinuxos
flavors and I visit them regularly. I have put up the Openbox with Lxpanel versions
myself, and tested them plus had quite a bunch of people testing them directly on the
forum for a while before it was uploaded to the repositories or for the latest ones
declared good for all by the testers.
Is it possible to figure out why some meet with issues in one distribution and
users in another don't ?
To the persons who met with crashes or freezes : have you had a look at the file
~/.xsession-errors just after the issue arise or if you don't have one did you manage to
have a command likely to generate one ? From within ~/.xinitrc for instance ?