this is the closest post i could find that kind of relates to my problem.
I get the same issue where i cant see the menu bar. when i first turn the computer on, it shows whats loading and "ok"s what services have loaded. now im not sure if some of these not loading may be the problem but i know for sure the httpd doesnt load correctly (thats possibly a whole other issue) but anyways back to the subject.
I can log in, enter my password and whatnot. from that login screen, it takes AT LEAST 5-10mins for it to get past it. then i see my desktop. it shows the background pic but not icons yet. i wait another 5-10mins or so. then i start to see icons and then the menu bar shows up. now, its there like i see apps, places, system but not time or who's logged in. i try to click on it, nothing happens. i can right click the desktop and get a menu (like properties) so i know its not locked up. it wont let me click on that top menu.
after about another 5 mins, the menu ends up going away (along with the bar at the bottom to switch between desktops).
so.... ya im at a stand still and im not to bright when it comes to navigating in fedora 8. I DID try your suggestion above by trying the ALT + TAB and if i do open a window and minimize, it will swap back to that window. like if i hold alt tab, it shows like a little box at the bottom when it should show the folder name but ya, nothing behind the outline. is there a way to navigate through the folders to get to where i can re-launch the menu or something along those lines?
thanks for any help that anyone can offer.
Last edited by akaw80; 06-04-2008 at 01:26 AM.