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DavidDee
April 1st, 2009, 01:42 AM
All of a sudden My desktop shows only the background and the icons representing the items in the Desktop directory. No main menu, no clock, workplace switcher...

I've recently installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a Lenova 3000 v100 and am in the process of installing my applications.

Can you give me any clues as to how to get the regular desktop back?

Thanks

UbuntuNerd
April 1st, 2009, 01:49 AM
try Alt+f2 and see if you get the "Run" menu

drs305
April 1st, 2009, 02:01 AM
If you just want the default panels back with the main stuff, this command will reset them to the original setting:

gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
You may have to run "killall gnome-panel" if it doesn't refresh immediately. Running that command will just make your screens refresh for a few seconds.

DavidDee
April 1st, 2009, 02:32 AM
drs305, UbuntuNerd:

Appreciate your ideas:

None of the alt-F keys work except Alt-F6 which displays a Nautalus button in the middle of the screen that vanishes if I try to click it.


I entered these commands but nothing happened:

david@david-lenovo:/$ gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
david@david-lenovo:/$ sudo killall gnome-panel
gnome-panel: no process killed

Any more ideas appreciated.

David

paledread
April 1st, 2009, 02:19 PM
My gnome-panel has also disappeared on one of my machines this morning after an update. I'm running gnome-panel under Openbox.

None of the above suggestions, nor rebooting appears to help.

Running gnome-panel from a terminal I get :

Xlib: extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":1048.0".
Xlib: extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":1048.0".
Xlib: extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":1048.0".
Xlib: extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":1048.0".
Xlib: extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":1048.0".
The program 'gnome-panel' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)'.
(Details: serial 109 error_code 1 request_code 150 minor_code 8)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

[1]+ Exit 1 gnome-panel

This is painful.

UbuntuNerd
April 3rd, 2009, 10:42 PM
drs305, UbuntuNerd:

Appreciate your ideas:

None of the alt-F keys work except Alt-F6 which displays a Nautalus button in the middle of the screen that vanishes if I try to click it.


I entered these commands but nothing happened:

david@david-lenovo:/$ gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
david@david-lenovo:/$ sudo killall gnome-panel
gnome-panel: no process killed

Any more ideas appreciated.

David
if you're able try this command, it should restore your panels

gconftool-2 --shutdown
rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
pkill gnome-panel

AndersBrontosaurus
April 14th, 2009, 09:03 AM
If you just want the default panels back with the main stuff, this command will reset them to the original setting:

gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
You may have to run "killall gnome-panel" if it doesn't refresh immediately. Running that command will just make your screens refresh for a few seconds.

@DRS305: That did the trick for me. Eternal thankfulness!

Anders