upgrade 12.10, launcher bar no app tabs

Asked by Denis White on 2012-10-25

After upgrading to 12.10, I have a launcher bar at the bottom of the screen but apps do not show up in tabs there, thus I cannot minimize and relaunch.

Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal)
Gnome 3.6.0 (Ubuntu 2012-10-04)
Kernel 3.5.0-17-generic (#28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:32:08 UTC 2012)
Xorg 1.13.0 (08 October 2012 03:34:08PM)
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz L2 cache 3072 KB
CPU Flags fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 xsave lahf_lm dtherm
Memory total 4036 MiB

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2012-10-27

Are you using gnome-panel as the shell?

Denis White (capeblanco) said : #2

How can I tell? I am not using the new UI that came with 11 or 12.

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Are you using gnome-panel as the shell?

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Denis White (capeblanco) said : #3

How can I tell? I am not using the new UI that came with 11 or 12.

Denis White (capeblanco) said : #4

gnome-panel is listed in the process table in system monitor, so I think yes

Can you either make a screenshot or find an image online to show the desktop you have please. Use imageshack etc to host

Denis White (capeblanco) said : #6

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actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
Can you either make a screenshot or find an image online to show the
desktop you have please. Use imageshack etc to host

ATTACHED

Responding to the automated email and attching a screenshot won't work. Hence me stating use imageshack etc.....

Denis White (capeblanco) said : #8

Will dropbox work?

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Responding to the automated email and attching a screenshot won't work.
Hence me stating use imageshack etc.....

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Denis White (capeblanco) said : #9

I uploaded to imageshack:

http://imageshack.us/a/img203/8172/screenshotbhl.png

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actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
Responding to the automated email and attching a screenshot won't work.
Hence me stating use imageshack etc.....

Sure, just use your public folder and get the url for the image

Denis White (capeblanco) said : #11

Please use the file in imageshack. There was some problem with Dropbox on the upgrade. Thanks

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Sure, just use your public folder and get the url for the image

As long as there is a URL for the image, its all good :)

Denis White (capeblanco) said : #13

I uploaded to imageshack:

http://imageshack.us/a/img203/8172/screenshotbhl.png

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actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
As long as there is a URL for the image, its all good :)

If you right click the panel, can you add items there? If so, add the 'window picker' (If memory serves) item and it should appear.

Denis White (capeblanco) said : #15

There is no response from a right click in the panel.

Denis White (capeblanco) said : #16

My laptop upgraded with no problem. Do I need to revert to an older distro?

If you install xfce4 package then log off and log in to the xfce session, is it ok?

Denis White (capeblanco) said : #18

Yes, xfce4 seems to work okay. I uploaded image of desktop after logging in,
URL http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/7936/xfce4screenshot.png

What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C display

Thanks

Denis White (capeblanco) said : #20

While in xfce4:

> sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for denis:
  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: G98 [GeForce 9300 GE]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:fa000000-fbffffff ioport:dc00(size=128) memory:feae0000-feafffff

ok run:

sudo apt-get instal nvidia-current

Then reboot, try both sessions after the reboot

Denis White (capeblanco) said : #22

xfce4 was came up with confused screen and would not minimize, and had ubuntu error:

http://imageshack.us/a/img189/6951/xfce420121027154631.png

Gnome-classic was same as before (no apps in launcher bar), and had ubuntu error:

http://imageshack.us/a/img197/2453/gnomeclassic20121027154.png

David Anderson (davea42) said : #23

Same here with gnome classic or gnome-classic (no effects).
While coming up the app menu line appears briefly at bottom (very quickly vanishes)
then moves to top line leaving the useless white line at bottom that won't show
minimized apps. Minimized apps vanish though (for example a terminal app) the
minimized bash
shells are still running owned by gnome-terminal per ps -eaf , just not usable.
  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: G96 [GeForce 9500 GT]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:fa000000-fbffffff ioport:bc00(size=128) memory:fe880000-fe8fffff

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