Ubuntu 10.04.2 64bit boots up to empy desktop-no menus or links

Asked by Peter Saxon on 2011-09-16

Desktop system froze- rebooted, same situation
Ran Boot recovery - Got Recovery Menu - ran all tests - unable to enter any text in password field
Any suggestions?

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Ubuntu gnome-panel Edit question
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Solved by:
Enrico "eNry" Carafa
Solved:
2011-09-17
Last query:
2011-09-17
Last reply:
2011-09-16

Try to do this:
1. Login into Ubuntu
2. Open a terminal by hitting CTRL + ALT + T
3. Insert and run this commands:
gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
pkill gnome-panel

4. Restart and this should work.

If after the login you cant open a terminal by hitting CTRL + ALT + T, please, at login screen select Recovery Console, here is a screenshot:
http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/extra/LINUX/large/ubuntu1104classicgnome-large_002.jpg

than follow with the 3th step.

Peter Saxon (bumpysax) said : #2

Excellent ! It worked perfectly. Thanks for your prompt reply & info