View Full Version : [ubuntu] Jaunty: How to manually update panel and OSD?

August 23rd, 2009, 01:36 AM
ok, when i upgraded from Intrepid to Jaunty, I got the message:

"There is now a combined status menu for instant messaging status, switching user accounts, and exiting Ubuntu"....etc.

but i didn't click update, as i was seriously multitasking at the time. Well, long story short, i can't reproduce the message prompt and i am stuck with the intrepid logout (as well as everything else on the panel) and my OSD for volume, etc is still old-school as well. I have removed and replaced the logout applet, etc... i've updated all packages, i've googled till i'm blue in the face, but i can't seem to find the procedure to manually update these elements to the new jaunty versions.

any help is naturally appreciated...

August 24th, 2009, 07:50 PM
well, i got the OSD problem figured, but still have the same old logout/reboot applets.


August 24th, 2009, 07:53 PM
Right-click on the panel and select 'Add to panel'. The applet you are looking for is the Fast User Switcher.

August 28th, 2009, 04:48 PM
the damn thing wasn't installed, hence me not locating anything useful within the applets listings.

sudo apt-get install fast-user-switch-applet

and then adding it to the panel did the trick.