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Old 07-12-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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Unhappy lost task bar and status bar how to get them back

I tried to install real player. But after that all of applications is away. No right click work anymore and the status bar is away . Desktopsymbols are still there and work. So if i now minimize a window i cant get it back. And no path to open applications, system and place menus located on task bar.
Can anybody help please!
Old 07-12-2008, 01:15 PM   #2
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desktop environment

Hi. I suppose the installation didn't go very well. Did realplayer work?
Well, you should write some information about your distro and/or at least what desktop environment(GNOME? KDE? XFCE? etc) you use.

Anyway, if you open new window, and "minimize" it, you can probably get it back by pressing ALT+TAB, which switches between opened windows.

If you use GNOME:
Can you open gnome-terminal? If you can then you still have access to programs, so if your panel is gone, you could type
and you would have your panel back. You would then have to save your user session.

If you don't use GNOME, can't open a terminal, your GUI isn't of any use:
Press CTRL+ALT+F1, this will get you to the Linux console. You might have just moved some files around, so looking for them and putting them back would be a good idea. The command line should be enough for this task.
Or, as a desperate solution you could use aptitude or whatever package manager you like from this same command line, and re-install your GUI.
Old 07-13-2008, 04:00 AM   #3
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Wink thanks

Your solution is extremly right.When i typed gnome panel then it worked only in a 1 second. Thanks


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