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    need to login using gnome failsafe or i see no panels

    i have installed 10.04 on a pc thats many years old. it has an asus mainboard and a pentium 3 933 cpu and onboard video


    if i start 10.04 with gnome fail safe everything works fine i can see the menu at top of screen that says


    applications places system


    but if i log out and set to login using gnome, i dont get the panels

    however, my desktop loads and my mouse works and i can even press ctrl+alt+del and have a on screen option that says to shutdown or restart


    any clues on whats going on and how to fix it??

    thanks
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    Re: need to login using gnome failsafe or i see no panels

    with a bit of googling i found an answer

    http://albertsiow.wordpress.com/2008...-ubuntu-gnome/

    i will save it here for prosperity

    In the terminal
    2. gconftool-2 — – shutdown (no space between the dashes and no space between the dash and the word ‘shutdown’)
    3. rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
    4. pkill gnome-panel – That’s it!






    the first time i did it and restarted i again had no panels for top/bottom


    i had to save the session


    do this by system
    preferences
    startup


    and click in the box


    remember currently running applications


    then shutdown and restart




    presto!
    Ubuntu user # 16304 www.nocleanfeed.com
    If someone asks you to sudo rm -rf anything, don't do it, and don't run any command with rm in it unless you know exactly what you're doing.things i have learnt changing from Xp pro to Ubuntu

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    Re: need to login using gnome failsafe or i see no panels

    Thanks a lot stinger30au, I also had the same problem. It drove me crazy trying to solve it, I even re installed Ubuntu, to no avail! Here comes your solution, it worked wonderfully.

    Thanks!!!

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