View Full Version : [gnome] missing panels

April 23rd, 2008, 11:46 AM
I've not found any postings with this specific problem. I did a clean install of Hardy Heron Beta and all went well until I added a few more programs, and the add/remove dialog box hung. I rebooted and Gnome came up repeatedly with "OAFID:GNOME_panel_trashapplet" errors - they just flashed on the screen and didn't ask to be acknowledged. I was then left with the very cool default Hardy Heron wallpaper, but no icons or panels - although some desktop shortcuts work, like F12 for desktop search. I've used apt-get to remove and install gnome-applets and ubuntu-desktop, but no joy.

Is anyone else familiar with this problem? If not I'll do some more experimentation and see if I can post a fix.

August 26th, 2008, 04:56 AM
go into your terminal and try


on my machine it says "Gnome panel is already running" so give it a try

August 26th, 2008, 08:17 AM
First I suggest that you start the terminal.
killall gnome-panel then run
gnome-panel and it should be back