View Full Version : [ubuntu] 11.04 trash missing

December 25th, 2011, 12:14 AM
I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 Natty, and my trash bin is missing from the bottom panel. I tried adding it back by:
right clicking -> Add to Panel
But nothing happens. I was able to add it to the desktop with gconf-editor:
But no trash shows up in it when I delete something. (either by right click or drag-and-drop ) and when I right click on the desktop trash can to empty it, "Empty Trash" is ghosted out.
The only way I can remove trash now is through the command line with:

cd ~/.local/share/Trash/files
rm TheTrashFile.x
and for directories:

rm -rf TheTrashFile.x

December 25th, 2011, 11:53 AM
I don't think that the trash will show if it is full or empty in the Panel. Unity does that, though many people don't like Unity.

Frogs Hair
December 25th, 2011, 03:15 PM
lolpenguin is correct , the trash appears in the launcher on the left in unity . Reset the panels to default with the following command and try to add it from add to panel again .
gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel && killall gnome-panel

December 25th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Or reset the icons:

unity --reset-icons

Frogs Hair
December 25th, 2011, 04:02 PM
I think OP is using is using Classic in 11.04 .

December 25th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Indeed, if he speaks for a lower bar....
Unless he is not sure for the name of the launcher.

December 28th, 2011, 04:04 AM
Sorry, Frog Hair was right. I'm running in "Classic no-effects" mode, I should have said that. Due to other very strange errors involving files, I have just re-installed Ubuntu. Thank you all for your help. I'll refer back to this post if it happens again.