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JWM Panel Disappears in Precise-5.6.1[SOLVED]
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Sky Aisling


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Location: Port Townsend, WA. USA

PostPosted: Wed 09 Oct 2013, 01:46    Post_subject:  JWM Panel Disappears in Precise-5.6.1[SOLVED]
Sub_title: Panel gone - no joy in re-instating
 

I'm sure this question has been asked many times before, but, I find no joy in searching for an answer.

The JWM panel disappeared while I was attempting to put a launch button on the panel.

I've tried *Restarting JWM* and *Rebooting*, no joy.

How can I retrieve the JWM panel?
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Dewbie

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Oct 2013, 02:44    Post_subject:  

Try this in terminal:
Code:
fixmenus
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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Oct 2013, 02:51    Post_subject: JWM Panel Disappears in Precise-5.6.1
Sub_title: Terminal Attempt
 

HI Dewbie,
Here's what I am getting...
No joy yet.
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Oct 2013, 02:57    Post_subject:  

Hello Sky Aisling

You could try copying /root/.jwmrc-tray-bak to /root/.jwmrc-tray

If that doesn't work, and assuming you are running a frugal install,
you could use a copy of /initrd/pup_ro2/root/.jwmrc-tray

Don't forget to Restart JWM


Hope that helps
CatDude
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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Oct 2013, 03:01    Post_subject: JWM Panel Disappears in Precise-5.6.1
Sub_title: Running with Live CD
 

Hi Catdude,
I forgot to say I am running with a Live CD.
Be right back. I'll try

Quote:
You could try copying /root/.jwmrc-tray-bak to /root/.jwmrc-tray


Thank you ... news in a minute
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Oct 2013, 03:07    Post_subject:  

Hi

Here is one i just pulled from the ISO

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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Oct 2013, 03:16    Post_subject: JWM Panel Disappears in Precise-5.6.1[SOLVED]
Sub_title: Catdude's solution worked
 

Catdude writes:

Quote:
Here is one i just pulled from the ISO


That did the trick. Happy Sky

Thank you, Catdude,
Thank you, Dewbie

You're the best!
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Oct 2013, 03:21    Post_subject:  

Hi

Glad that you have it sorted, but i'm a little confused.

You said:
Sky Aisling wrote:
I forgot to say I am running with a Live CD.

OK, but is it using a savefile Question
because in your first post you said this:
Sky Aisling wrote:
I've tried *Restarting JWM* and *Rebooting*, no joy.

and surely a reboot would have fixed it if running without a savefile.

CatDude
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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Oct 2013, 03:38    Post_subject: JWM Panel Disappears in Precise-5.6.1
Sub_title: Yes, Running with a savefile
 

Yes, I am running with a savefile on the HDD.
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Oct 2013, 03:52    Post_subject:  

Hi

Sky Aisling wrote:
Yes, I am running with a savefile on the HDD.

OK, i thought that was probably the case.

With regard to getting 'original' copies of files from /initrd/pup_ro2/
you may find this snippet, taken from: http://www.puppylinux.com/development/howpuppyworks.html
enlightening:
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The first time that you plug in the live-CD and bootup, there is no persistent storage, and the "union" consists of only two layers, the top "working files" and the pup_xxx.sfs squashfs filesystem that has all the Puppy files. These two layers appear overlaid at "/", however they can be viewed individually, at their respective mount points. The tmpfs ramdisk is mounted read-write on /initrd/pup_rw and pup_xxx.sfs is mounted read-only on /initrd/pup_ro2.


So, whether you are using a savefile or not,
you could grab copies from there.

CatDude
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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Oct 2013, 04:06    Post_subject: JWM Panel Disappears in Precise-5.6.1
Sub_title: Sequence of events leading up to the disappearance
 

That is clever.

Quote:
The first time that you plug in the live-CD and bootup, there is no persistent storage, and the "union" consists of only two layers, the top "working files" and the pup_xxx.sfs squashfs filesystem that has all the Puppy files. These two layers appear overlaid at "/", however they can be viewed individually, at their respective mount points. The tmpfs ramdisk is mounted read-write on /initrd/pup_rw and pup_xxx.sfs is mounted read-only on /initrd/pup_ro2.


The sequence of events that lead to the panel disappearing went something like this:

I booted a Live CD of Precise Puppy 5.6.1 that I burned fresh 7-15-13 from Puppy download site.
I customized various parts of the OS, for example the background, preferences in Seamonkey, font choices and so on.

I *rebooted* and created a *savefile*.

The rebooted OS (which was the second load of the Live CD) is when I attempted to add a launch button to the JWM panel. Somewhere, somehow I must have punched up three lemons and the panel disappeared. I can't recall what I did.

Does any of this make sense?
Signing off now. Will check responses in morning.
Again, thank you! Very Happy
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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Oct 2013, 04:23    Post_subject: WM Panel Disappears in Precise-5.6.1[SOLVED]
Sub_title: PS - Why I'm tinkering with Precise
 

PS -
The reason I am tinkering with Precise Puppy is that I have an 8 year old coming over to my place tomorrow to try out a Puppy. His M$ OS isn't handling Adobe Flash well. He has online school lessons that requires Flash.
I noticed that Shinobar has come out with a new *GetFlash* as of this week.
I've tried it and it works well so far.
The Abobe Flash people apparently have had all kinds of trouble this week with being hacked and source code taken.

I'm a little intimidated, not with the Adobe Flash situation but with the 8 year old! Laughing
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