PDA

View Full Version : [ubuntu] No Menu Bar



vchapman
November 19th, 2010, 04:35 AM
After applying the most recent set of updates, I no longer have the menu bar. So I can't do anything!

HELP!

sikander3786
November 19th, 2010, 04:07 PM
Which version of Ubuntu is it? And Netbook or Desktop?

And what do you mean by menu bar? Gnome-panels...?

vchapman
November 20th, 2010, 01:37 AM
Which version of Ubuntu is it? And Netbook or Desktop?

And what do you mean by menu bar? Gnome-panels...?

10.10

Its on a notebook, but it is the 64 bit desktop version

I guess I mean the Gnome panels

The bar at the bottom of the screen has also disappeared

sikander3786
November 20th, 2010, 07:09 AM
Try deleting the existing config for your panels. Go to Terminal and,


rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel


pkill gnome-panel

If you can't get to the Terminal for any reason, press Ctrl + Alt + F1 to get to the tty1, put the commands and then press Ctrl + Alt + F7 to get back to the desktop.

vchapman
November 20th, 2010, 03:22 PM
Try deleting the existing config for your panels. Go to Terminal and,


rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
pkill gnome-panelIf you can't get to the Terminal for any reason, press Ctrl + Alt + F1 to get to the tty1, put the commands and then press Ctrl + Alt + F7 to get back to the desktop.


What do I do next

vchapman
November 20th, 2010, 03:23 PM
Try deleting the existing config for your panels. Go to Terminal and,


rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
pkill gnome-panelIf you can't get to the Terminal for any reason, press Ctrl + Alt + F1 to get to the tty1, put the commands and then press Ctrl + Alt + F7 to get back to the desktop.


What do I do next

vchapman
November 20th, 2010, 03:28 PM
Try deleting the existing config for your panels. Go to Terminal and,


rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
pkill gnome-panelIf you can't get to the Terminal for any reason, press Ctrl + Alt + F1 to get to the tty1, put the commands and then press Ctrl + Alt + F7 to get back to the desktop.


What do I do next

sikander3786
November 20th, 2010, 04:17 PM
What do I do next
Reboot and see if the panels appear?

sikander3786
November 20th, 2010, 04:23 PM
<snip>

vchapman
November 21st, 2010, 04:27 PM
Reboot and see if the panels appear?


I did this:

sudo apt-get install gnome-panel

and things got restored.

sikander3786
November 21st, 2010, 04:31 PM
I did this:

sudo apt-get install gnome-panel

and things got restored.
It means that the gnome-panels were removed some how in the latest updates.

While updating, please keep an eye on what is going to be installed, upgraded or removed. You'll know that way and if you find anything offensive, you can see the forums about what happened to other members after applying those updates.

Glad to know it sorted. You can now mark the thread Solved using Thread Tools near the top of this page.

Happy Ubuntu-ing!