Ubuntu top panel missing everything right of wifi icon; monitor buttons don't help.

Asked by Roger Thomas on 2011-11-01

Everything to the right of wifi icon on my top panel suddenly missing, i.e. wifi icon is now the right boundary of top panel. Left edge OK. Tried monitor buttons for centering, etc., but no good, when I shift panel (and screen) to left, for example, everything moves but missing icons do not reappear. So to shut down, I have to first click System. Remainder of screen seems to be OK. My monitor is a Dell Trinitron. My Linux is the lynx, I think. While trying so self-fix this I wound up with a narrower screen, that is, the area below the top panel, but the top panel still goes completely across. Thank you.

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2011-11-02
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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.

Roger Thomas (dsokell) said : #2

Tried that - after inserting and running first command , response was "no such file or directory."

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #3

try downloading and installing the latest updates.
i believe this might fix the problem

Roger Thomas (dsokell) said : #4

Tried that, but the response was "no such file or directory."

--- On Tue, 11/1/11, Enrico "eNry" Carafa <email address hidden> wrote:

From: Enrico "eNry" Carafa <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #177169]: Ubunto top panel missing everything right of wifi icon; monitor buttons don't help.
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 2:06 PM

Your question #177169 on gnome-terminal in Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/177169

    Status: Open => Answered

Enrico "eNry" Carafa proposed the following answer:
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.

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'Tried that - after inserting and running first command , response was "no such file or directory."'

Run the commands by copying them to the clipboard from post #1 at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-panel/+question/177169 and pasting each one, one by one, into the Terminal, pressing enter after each one. If you do see an error message, then stop, select all the text in the Terminal (Edit > Select All), copy it to the clipboard (Edit > Copy), and paste it here.

If you run those commands and there are no errors but it doesn't fix the problem, please also provide the text from the Terminal as described above.

If you run those commands and it fixes the problem, then you can mark this question as Solved.

(And did you try updating, as suggested by marcus aurelius? You can use System > Administration > Update Manager for this.)

Ashraff (shuaib0001ashraff) said : #6

Thank you

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