View Full Version : [ubuntu] Task pane on startup frozen

November 3rd, 2009, 07:53 AM
Hello! I'm having a problem with my Ubuntu 9.10 install on startup (it also existed on 9.04, I was hoping the upgrade would fix it). After I log in, the desktop appears, the task panes appear and you can see the 'Applications', 'Places' and 'System' menus but you can't click on them (no response). You can't click on the desktop changer on the bottom right and the icons of running programs and turn off button don't appear for about 5 minutes. When they appear it all works fine (except it does freeze up every so often when I'm using the computer.

Any ideas what the problem might be?

November 4th, 2009, 12:35 AM
I'm running on an X61 Thinkpad and this morning when I started without the second screen all the icons appeared on the top but once again, did not respond to clicking except for the "shut down" button and the processor and network monitors.

Any ideas? Failsafe mode works ok too.

November 5th, 2009, 04:17 AM
Problem too generic to fix?

Need to reinstall?

I thought I could just go under failsafe but it doesn't load up everything.

November 8th, 2009, 03:04 AM
If I'm shutting down while it's frozen it says "Cpanel is not responding".

Any troubleshooting ideas?

Any Ms I could RTF?

Lost cause?

I'm hoping that one day I can do this, but I can't if cpanel doesn't work!


(This is a comic for all the people that read this and go 'I don't know how to fix it, I'm just browsing' to make this thread a little more interesting).

November 8th, 2009, 08:56 AM
Trying this:

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Re: gnome panel hung/unresponsive on login w/karmic
I'm having the same problem, but in my case restarting gives no improvement. I solved it a few days ago but it started again yesterday.

Today I typed 'gnome-panel' in synaptic and reinstalled everything that was green. That did the trick for me. Let's hope it stays this way...

November 9th, 2009, 12:51 AM
Didn't work. I give up.