View Full Version : [SOLVED] need to login using gnome failsafe or i see no panels

May 24th, 2010, 04:59 AM
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??


May 24th, 2010, 05:19 AM
with a bit of googling i found an answer


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

and click in the box

remember currently running applications

then shutdown and restart


July 12th, 2010, 08:20 PM
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.