View Full Version : [ubuntu] taskbars are gone after converting to ubuntu

February 21st, 2009, 08:23 AM
i have converted to ubuntu from xubuntu using synaptic. when ubuntu login screen first appeared it asked me if i want to login using xfce-4 script and i said "yes" (was a mistake to do, apparently). now the taskbars wont load :(

any help?

adult swim
February 21st, 2009, 08:35 AM
see if you can log out by hitting ctrl+alt+backspace
when you log back in, click on the options button and then go to sessions and select gnome.

February 23rd, 2009, 04:44 PM
unfortunately didnt work out :(

February 23rd, 2009, 06:02 PM
any other suggestions?

February 23rd, 2009, 06:07 PM
The only thing I can think of is press Alt > F2 which will bring this up:


Notice that I've clicked on "show list of apps" and highlighted "Terminal". If you then click on "Run" it will open the terminal. Then in terminal run this command:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

Now, I think that should also install gdm and unless you've removed the xubuntu desktop entirely you'll be asked if you want to use gdm or xdm. Choose gdm.

But if you want to be sure run:

sudo apt-get install gdm

And finally run:

sudo apt-get -f install

Which should resolve any unmet dependencies.

Then hit Ctrl > Alt > Backspace and be sure to select Gnome from "Sessions".

If you decide to go pure Gnome run the "remove Xubuntu" command shown here:


February 23rd, 2009, 11:27 PM
thanks a lot! that worked :D