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    Gnome shell disappears after first logout - login cycle

    Hi,

    I updated my old Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 and installed Gnome 3 but after I logged out the first time and back in again the Gnome Shell is missing. I can get it back by removing all .* folders and files in my home folder but after I log out and back in again the shell disappears again.

    I assume that the system resets to some default settings left over by Ubuntu 11.04, but I don't know where to find them and change this behaviour. Any ideas?

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    Re: Gnome shell disappears after first logout - login cycle

    You didn't install the alternate status menu extension, did you? There's a bugged version going around that causes that on login. There's a fixed version in the webupd8 ppa

    If you move your ~/.config/dconf folder to somewhere else, it should get regenerated on next login, so gnome-shell starts. At least then, you're not redoing everything, just the gnome settings.
    "I was dead long before you were born, and I'll be dead long after you're dead."

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    Re: Gnome shell disappears after first logout - login cycle

    Actually ... I did. But it works fine on my other laptop. Weird. I'll try your solution and will tell if it has worked later.

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    Re: Gnome shell disappears after first logout - login cycle

    The bug only happens if you don't have a picture set, supposedly. It's also possible you got a different version on one system.
    "I was dead long before you were born, and I'll be dead long after you're dead."

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    Re: Gnome shell disappears after first logout - login cycle

    Yep. That works. Thanks for your help.

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