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#1 Doug E Fresh

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 01:28 PM

I was messing around trying to switch the dock off and when I did it made my menu bars go, too. I also (stupidly) un-clicked start on login so idk how to get it back. I got lucky and had a file browser open, found terminal so that I could launch firefox, otherwise I'd be staring at a blank desktop still.

I'm running Ubuntu 10 64-bit. I think the dock was called Avant or something, if that's even relevant. Please help, thanks.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:05 PM

Have you tried right clicking on the top bar and choosing add to panel?

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 11:02 PM

No, the bars are what disappeared. And with it all the menus that were on them. I can only find a few useful things through the file system, and I'm a total amateur with Terminal.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 11:55 PM

gnome-panel
got everything back for me. Except the dock, but I wanted that gone anyway.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 12:05 AM

Actually, that only works until I close the terminal window, at which point everything disappears again. At least I've got some functionality back though. If someone knows how I can get this to startup on login, I'd appreciate the help. Thanks.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 02:44 AM

Although its not a complete fix, a workaround may be to add gnome-panel as an autostart program.

System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications
Click Add, and set Command to /usr/bin/gnome-panel

As I say, not a real fix for the original problem, but should make the symptoms go away.
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Posted 25 July 2010 - 06:34 AM

You pay want to reinstall gnome via sudo apt-get install gnome-panel

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 10:04 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. Oddly enough, when I started my computer this morning the menu bar and dock were back. Pretty strange. If it goes all Casper on me again, I'll try one of those.

I have to say, since I updated a few days ago to Ubuntu 10 I've had nothing but problems. I can't get my monitors to configure correctly--keeps telling me to restart the X server. I did, no dice. At least I think I did going by suggestions I found while searching. ctrl+alt+backspace Nothing actually happens when I do it, so idk if that's normal or what.

Plus the performance is really choppy, and at times completely freezes for a few seconds at a time. There's a few other minor bugs as well, but they're all annoying nonetheless.

Mostly because before I updated this computer flew. Now it takes a lot longer to startup, shutdown, ect. Any suggestions as to why this may be, and what I can do to remedy it? Can I just roll back to version 9? Thanks for the help, everyone.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:03 AM

Try using an older kernel version and see if that helps with the performance.
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