Take the 2-minute tour ×
Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems.. It's 100% free, no registration required.

After starting GNOME desktop, a window titled 'pam-panel-icon' appears, initially displayed in the upper-left of the desktop sized as small as possible. It can be resized, minimized, or maximized, but if it is closed it immediately reappears.

There is an old bug report seemingly describing the same behavior with a status of 'CLOSED NOTABUG' filed here.

What is the purpose of this window? How do I make it go away?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 2 down vote accepted

It displays the notification icon that indicates that you currently have superuser privileges in some situations. Add a notification area to a panel to contain the icon instead.

share|improve this answer
    
Thank you for these concise answers to both questions, Ignacio. –  Danny Whitt Feb 11 '13 at 13:52
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.