View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 8.04 Gnome panel fails to load at boot

April 7th, 2009, 08:58 PM
I have just installed the latest updates to Ubuntu 8.04 and now, most of the time, Gnome Panel fails to load at boot-time. Sometimes, by restarting X (Ctrl-Alt-BS) I can get it to load, and sometimes not. How can I restart it from the command line without restarting X, or rebooting? And, more importantly, does anyone have a clue as to why it wouldn't load in the first place. dmesg gives no clues.

Help...and thanks in advance.

April 7th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Either simply
gnome-panel in terminal or in run dialog box (Alt+F2) will start it if is not running, but I can't imagine why it isn't doing it automatically some times when you boot.

April 8th, 2009, 04:39 PM
As it turns out, gnome-panel is running, it is just not visible. If I kill the process and start gnome-panel again, it shows up. Any ideas as to what would cause g-p to not be visible after a boot?

April 8th, 2009, 10:27 PM
Is it set to autohide? Right click somewhere in an empty panel space and choose Properties. Uncheck the Autohide button if it is selected, and you may be OK, but it does seem odd, I must admit, for it to the appear when restarted.