panel not working right

Asked by Chris Parker on 2011-09-29

my panel bar at the bottom is blank exept for the time cant even get the add a panel menu when right clicking i just upgraded 2 days ago hoping that would fix it but no luck tried removing panel and adding again last night from tterminal dont remember exact command i did just tried conftool-2--recursive-unset/apps/panel rm-rf~/.gconf/apps/panel pkill gnome-panel came back bash: conftool-2--recursive-unset/apps/panel: no such file or directory i would try formatting n reinstalling but i got the computer used without any disks please help me ive never used ubuntu before so i dont know too much about it but any help would be appreciated

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Ubuntu gnome-panel Edit question
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Chris Parker
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2011-10-01
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2011-10-01
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2011-09-29

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

4. Restart, this should work.

If when you hit CTRL + ALT + T and nothing happen, do this:
1. At login screen select Recovery Console at bottom:
http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/extra/LINUX/large/ubuntu1104classicgnome-large_002.jpg
2. Open a terminal by hitting CTRL + ALT + T
3. Insert and run this command:
gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
pkill gnome-panel

4. Restart, this should work.

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a

Thanks

Chris Parker (chris910) said : #3

hey action it said:
No LSB modules are available.
Distributer ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid

And eNry entered that and it said
Error while parsing options: Unknown option --recursive-unset/apps/panel.
Run 'gconftool-2 --help' to see a full list of available commandline otions.

Chris Parker (chris910) said : #4

Thanks eNry it seems to be working now. Restarted and shut it down and my bars are still there. Appreciate your help :) !!!