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Old 07-27-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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Question Top & bottom panel disappearing when clicking on the user/shut down button?

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I have a Dell Mini n Series, I am running Ubuntu 8.04. I recently noticed that the top & bottom panel disappear when I click on the user log on/off icon (in my case is a stick figure running). I have tried to right click on the icon & click the "lock to panel" option. This has not helped. Has anyone had any similar kind of issue? Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.
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Never had this issue. When you logout you should be taken to the login screen. After you re-login. Is that when your taskbars disappear?
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No, Sir. The icon I'm referring to is the one on the top panel that is the very last icon on the right hand side. Mine is a green stick figure that appears to be running. When I could click on it it would give me the options to log out, restart, shut down, suspend, switch user or lock the screen. Now, however, when I click that icon it makes the top & bottom panels disappear completely. I realise what I'm saying sounds confusing but I don't know of any other way to describe it?
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Maybe the panel got damaged by an unsuccessful upgrade. Two things that may work:
go to your home directory, press Ctrl + H, look for .gconf.d. It should contain a file called "saved state". Delete it, press Ctrl + H, log out and log in again.
If that didn't help, try a reinstall of the panel. Just open a terminal and enter the command:
sudo aptitude reinstall gnome-panel (ENTER)


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