the menue bar on the top and botom have disapeard how do i get them back

Asked by raul on 2009-01-17

Binary package hint: nautilus

the menue bar on the top and botom that show the time and have the recicle bin have disapeard

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Jan 16 22:39:35 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: nautilus 1:
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: nautilus
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-23-generic i686

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raul (raulomccomono) said : #1
Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) said : #2

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu
better. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears
to be a "regular" (non-security) bug. I have unmarked it as a security
issue since this bug does not show evidence of allowing attackers to
cross privilege boundaries nor directly cause loss of data/privacy.
Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

A. Walton (awalton) said : #3

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 if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see

This question is now associated to "gnome-panel" package.

I suggest you to click on this launchpad page tabs:

- the "Answers" tab will allow you to see all already answered questions related to this package;

This might helps you to solve your issue, by the way is a good starting point.

By the way this is the solution:

Looks like you have messed up your ubuntu desktop..

Course to a terminal (Press cntrl + alt +f1 or f2 in the login screen) Or boot up in recovery mode (Usually 2nd option in grub menu)

and give the following command:

sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop


sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

and reboot your system..

sudo reboot

Hope it helps

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