View Full Version : [ubuntu] 10.10 Left Hand launch bar Menu not visible

December 2nd, 2010, 11:36 AM

I am new to Linux and I have just installed Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook.

The problem I am facing is the left menu launch bar is not appearing when I startup my machine.

The top and bottom menus appear after running gnome-panel in a terminal, but it does not fix the left had side launchbar.

If i click in the area where the launch bar is I can start some applications, and sometimes the bar will flash ever so briefly.

I am really excited to move away from Microsoft, but I wont be able to until this last piece of the puzzle is fixed.

I would really appreciate any help that anyone can offer

My system details are as follows:

description: Notebook
product: 26684GG
vendor: IBM
version: ThinkPad T43
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.33 dmi-2.33
description: Motherboard
product: 26684GG
vendor: IBM
description: BIOS
vendor: IBM
version: 1YET65WW (1.29 ) (08/21/2006)
description: CPU
product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.86GHz
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 6
width: 32 bits
description: System Memory
size: 1GiB
capacity: 1GiB
description: Host bridge
product: Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
clock: 33MHz
description: PCI bridge
product: Mobile 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port
vendor: Intel Corporation
capabilities: pci pm msi pciexpress normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:40 ioport:3000(size=4096) memory:b0100000-b01fffff memory:c0000000-c7ffffff
description: VGA compatible controller
product: M22 [Mobility Radeon X300]
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
resources: irq:43 memory:c0000000-c7ffffff ioport:3000(size=256) memory:b0100000-b010ffff memory:b0120000-b013ffff
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1
vendor: Intel Corporation
capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:41 ioport:9000(size=4096) memory:b0200000-b02fffff ioport:40000000(size=2097152)
description: Multimedia audio controller
product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0
resources: irq:22 ioport:1c00(size=256) ioport:1880(size=64) memory:b0000800-b00009ff memory:b0000400-b00004ff

December 2nd, 2010, 07:32 PM
Have you installed your graphics card driver yet?

December 2nd, 2010, 07:57 PM
Have you installed your graphics card driver yet?
That's a strange problem indeed.. first of all, congrats on starting a move on moving away from Gates and Windows :) U won't regret that, believe me.. believe in the Ubuntu community. U have any prob, just ask Ubuntu. :)
Go to SYSTEM>PREFERENCES>MONITORS and select the correct resolution. If u are using the netbook desktop.. I suggest u have a look in the Desktop UI that u can select from the DROP-DOWN menu from the login screen.

Don't get bothered.. if the problem exists.. let us know. Just don't misunderstand Ubuntu.. that problem of urs is very uncommon indeed.. :\

December 2nd, 2010, 10:35 PM
Thanks for your response, I will let you know how I get on.