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Eriks_Knor
September 9th, 2008, 07:10 PM
Wow. THAT was educational. And it'll teach me to watch what the hell I'm doing in Synaptic Package Manager #-o

So, Like the title says, I accidentally removed my toolbar from the GNOME desktop. I have a mouse and a lovely background and NO buttons.

How do I boot to SHELL? Once I boot to SHELL, do I use sudo apt-get install deskbar?

Thanks a heap.
I'll be over here applying head to desk.

mikewhatever
September 9th, 2008, 07:24 PM
You can call out a terminal windows with alt+f2, gnome-terminal, and then reinstall whatever you want. If you prefer synaptic, use alt+f2, gksudo synaptic.

elmoosecapitan
September 9th, 2008, 07:25 PM
Did you uninstall it or just remove it off your desktop?

Bölvağur
September 9th, 2008, 07:26 PM
what you are looking for is called gnome-panel I think

Here is a list of (some of the) programs installed that come up when I look for gnome is synaptic, so you can see which ones you might be missing.

compiz-gnome
gnome-applets and gnome-applets-data
gnome-control-center
gnome-desktop-data
gnome-panel and gnome-panel-data
gnome-session
gnome-system-monitor
gnome-terminal and gnome-terminal-data


so perhaps you should Alt+F2 and ask for gnome-terminal to work from there.

graben3
September 9th, 2008, 07:29 PM
what you are looking for is called gnome-panel I think

I confirm... you need gnome-panel package installed

alt+F2

type : gksudo synaptic

Then search for : gnome-panel

check it and apply

Eriks_Knor
September 9th, 2008, 07:31 PM
I was in Synaptic and I somehow marked it for complete removal.

Eriks_Knor
September 9th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Sorry for looking like an utter dunce, but when should I hit alt+F2 during boot? Having a little trouble getting the terminal to come up.

starcannon
September 9th, 2008, 07:44 PM
after you log into your desktop, press:

Alt+F2

then type:


gnome-terminal


Press enter, you now have a terminal.

To restore your gnome-panels (toolbars) follow this guide:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5578191&postcount=10

Have fun.

Eriks_Knor
September 9th, 2008, 08:07 PM
after you log into your desktop, press:

Alt+F2

then type:


gnome-terminal


Press enter, you now have a terminal.

To restore your gnome-panels (toolbars) follow this guide:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5578191&postcount=10

Have fun.

I've logged into my desktop, I press Alt+F2 and get nothing. Is something supposed to come up?
Also, I went ahead and swapped keyboards to make sure it wasn't an issue there. keyboard works fine.

Bölvağur
September 9th, 2008, 08:10 PM
it seems like you are missing more than gnome-panel

are you able to Ctrl+Alt+F5 ?


edit.

if you get there, check if you can install gnome-terminal and gnome-panel from apt-get (like sudo apt-get gnome-terminal)

Eriks_Knor
September 9th, 2008, 08:12 PM
it seems like you are missing more than gnome-panel

are you able to Ctrl+Alt+F5 ?


edit.

if you get there, check if you can install gnome-terminal and gnome-panel from apt-get (like sudo apt-get gnome-terminal)

Yes. HAH! I have a shell login screen!

bobnutfield
September 9th, 2008, 08:17 PM
If you can get to your desktop, right click on it, choose Create Launcher, and in the box that says Command, type:
gnome-terminal

That will create a terminal icon on your desktop and you can double click it to open a terminal. You should then be able to download and install gnome-panel.

Eriks_Knor
September 9th, 2008, 08:24 PM
If you can get to your desktop, right click on it, choose Create Launcher, and in the box that says Command, type:

That will create a terminal icon on your desktop and you can double click it to open a terminal. You should then be able to download and install gnome-panel.

There's no window when i right click. Sorry, failed to mention that earlier.
I do, however have a shell up and tried as Bolvadur suggested and typed sudo apt-get gnome-terminal.
My response was Invalid operation gnome-terminal
AH!! Just typed sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal and it looks like it installed.
Now I just need to get it going on my desktop.

bobnutfield
September 9th, 2008, 08:28 PM
If you were able to install gnome-terminal, then you should also be able to install the gnome-panel in the same way. But, as previously suggested, there may be more missing than just your panel if you are not getting a pop-up menu on your desktop when you right-click on it.

Eriks_Knor
September 9th, 2008, 08:40 PM
If you were able to install gnome-terminal, then you should also be able to install the gnome-panel in the same way. But, as previously suggested, there may be more missing than just your panel if you are not getting a pop-up menu on your desktop when you right-click on it.

Okay...
I installed gnome-terminal and gnome-panel via Shell.
I booted to my desktop. I have my toolbars (sorry for the Windows terminology)but i had three error prompts come up:

Error prompt the First:
The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFID:GNOME_FastUsersSwitchApplet".
Do you want to delete the applet from your configuration?

Error Prompt The Second:
The panel encountered a problem while loading
"OAFID:GNOME_MixerApplet".
Do you want to delete the applet from your configuration?

Error Prompt The Third:
The panel encountered a problem while loading
"OAFID:GNOME_Panel_TrashApplet".
Do you want to delete the applet from your configuration?

This to me sounds like I'm going to have to spend some time in Synaptic and check a bunch of GNOME-related items to be installed.

Man, when I break it, I break it good.

bobnutfield
September 9th, 2008, 08:43 PM
sudo apt-get install gnome-panel-data

Try that.

Eriks_Knor
September 9th, 2008, 08:57 PM
Try that.

Here's what I got:

blankee@ubufile:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-panel-data
[sudo] password for blankee:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
gnome-panel-data is already the newest version.
gnome-panel-data set to manually installed.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
evolution-common libsdl1.2debian libsdl1.2debian-alsa libarchive1
libvorbisfile3 sqlite libexchange-storage1.2-3 gnome-cards-data
libgtksourceview1.0-0 dvd+rw-tools libpt-1.10.10-plugins-alsa libggzmod4
libxml-twig-perl libsqlite0 libgtkhtml3.16-cil libedata-cal1.2-6
libpt-1.10.10 nautilus-data libmono-cairo2.0-cil system-tools-backends
gtkhtml3.14 libeel2-data libdirectfb-1.0-0 guile-1.6-libs libdmx1
libnet-dbus-perl libcdio-cdda0 gdm python-uno libegroupwise1.2-13
libflickrnet2.1.5-cil libggz2 libgdata1.2-1 libgtksourceview-common
libmono-sqlite2.0-cil libao2 libqthreads-12 gnome-games-data
libgdata-google1.2-1 libwps-0.1-1 libopal-2.2 cdrdao liblpint-bonobo0
libcdio-paranoia0 libeel2-2 liboobs-1-4 libggzcore9 gnome-system-tools gvfs
gvfs-backends sqlite3 gnome-applets-data libguile-ltdl-1 libmng1
libgtkhtml3.14-19
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
blankee@ubufile:~$

Still can't right click on my desktop.

bobnutfield
September 9th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Try either rebooting or typing Ctrl+Alt+Bckspce to restart X.

Yannick Le Saint kyncani
September 9th, 2008, 09:07 PM
Hi Eriks_Knor,

You can go to a console with ctrl+alt+f1, login, then "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop". That should take care of most of the packages you've accidentally removed.

Cheers.

skillllllz
September 9th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Try "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop"
Installing the "ubuntu-desktop" meta package should automatically install all of the other needed packages which are currently missing.

skillllllz
September 9th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Beat me to it :)

Oh well, great minds think alike!


Hi Eriks_Knor,

You can go to a console with ctrl+alt+f1, login, then "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop". That should take care of most fo the packages you've accidentally removed.

Cheese.

Eriks_Knor
September 9th, 2008, 09:20 PM
Beat me to it :)

Oh well, great minds think alike!

And that fixed it!

Thanks everybody! These Forums are the best!

Avionix
October 27th, 2008, 12:26 PM
I had the same problem, I used the create launcher option above and gave myself a terminal. After many attempts at re-installing ubuntu desktop among other things I eventually typed gnome-panel in the terminal and...problem solved.Thanks to all above for their suggestions, I'm learning more all the time.

:)