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I'm getting the following error on a Solaris machine when logged in via VNC.

The application gnome-panel has quit unexpectedly.

The two options I see are Restart Application and Close.

I would highly appreciate if anyone can throw more light on this.

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One suggestion I saw on redhat's bugzilla issue tracker was to let GNOME recreate the dot files in your home directory. bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=120014. If you've got nothing else to try this is an option 8-). – slm May 7 '13 at 18:21
Is this issue resolved then? A reboot is the solution, or are you just stating that you rebooted and it's working again for now? – slm May 8 '13 at 3:49
@slm: Rebooted and it seems to work for now. – Piyush Mattoo May 8 '13 at 4:46
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It worked upon rebooting the node

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