maverick: no ALT-F2 and no terminal

Asked by Thomas Garman on 2010-08-15

Binary package hint: gnome

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3 on my ACER ASPIRE ONE d250 netbook and now I have no "applications places system" menus and I get nothing at all with ALT-F2 and I cannot in any way get a terminal to start even though I right clicked and made an executable file on my desktop with the following

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Terminal
Comment=Use the command line
TryExec=gnome-terminal
Exec=gnome-terminal
Icon=utilities-terminal
Type=Application
X-GNOME-DocPath=gnome-terminal/index.html
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Bugzilla=GNOME
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Product=gnome-terminal
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Component=BugBuddyBugs
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Version=2.30.2
Categories=GNOME;GTK;Utility;TerminalEmulator;
StartupNotify=true
OnlyShowIn=GNOME;
X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=gnome-terminalex.html
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Bugzilla=GNOME
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Product=gnome-terminal
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Component=BugBuddyBugs
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Version=2.30.2
Categories=GNOME;GTK;Utility;TerminalEmulator;
StartupNotify=true
OnlyShowIn=GNOME;
X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=gnome-terminal

That file just ends up flashing a terminal on my desktop that instantly goes away.

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Thomas Garman
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2010-08-17
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2010-08-17
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2010-08-16
Thomas Garman (thomas-garman) said : #1

Sorry but that part about the code above is something of a red herring... here is a discussion of what the problem is on the UBUNTU forums:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1553108

Basically, I have no Xorg.conf file and I cannot generate one and I have no way of getting ALT+F2 to work and I have no "applications places system" menus on my desktop but I do seem to have some sort of weird desktop in a sense.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug.

Thomas Garman (thomas-garman) said : #3

I actually resolved this issue by completely removing xorg and then installing xserver-xorg and then installing ubuntu-desktop both via sudo apt-get.

I now have the desktop back and alt+f2 works.