gnome-panel gconf issues with Ubuntu Netbook

Asked by Paul Tagliamonte on 2010-05-15

Hey Mobile,

I have an issue -- I can't change gconf keys under Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04 RC.

I find the desktop unusable without more then one desktop, and want to swap out some applets, and change it's color scheme.

I figured that the grey'ed out menu items on the right-click for the menu could have been a mistake, so I attempted to modify my host with gconf-editor.

It came out with two warnings: "This key is not writable" and "This key has no schema".

I figured gconf-editor might have a small bug. So I went in by hand, and the XML files were blank.

I am very frustrated with this regression.

How do I:

  * Remove applets from the gnome-panel
  * Add applets to the menu bar
  * Make the panel writable again

Thanks in advance!

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Paul Tagliamonte (paultag) said : #2

Thanks, I'll try and work around that.

The relevant part ( for those who don't want to go through the links ) is that UNR disables changes to the gnome-panel so that users can switch to GNOME without issues.

It looks like the only way around this is to hack GNOME to look like the default UNR setup and tweek to taste.

Paul Tagliamonte (paultag) said : #3

Thanks Sam, that solved my question.