how can i restore nbr top panel

Asked by gataman on 2010-06-09

Ubuntu NBR 10.04.
Following a recent update the top panel has disappeared.
I see advice on how to restore the panel for general Ubuntu releases, but I guess the panel may be different for the nbr edition.
newbie so i dont really know where to look and would be grateful for help

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

press ALT+F2 and type (or paste):

gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel && killall gnome-panel

Should be ok. If it doesnt run then in a terminal (use ALT+F2 and type: gnome-terminal) run:

sudo apt-get --reinstall install gnome-panel

Then retry the command above.

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gataman (peteringata) said :

Thank you for responding marcobra and actionparsnip.

Please bear with me, I am not there yet.

ALT+F2 has no effect on my Asus netbook.

I opened a terminal window and pasted the sudo apt-get --reinstall install
gnome-panel command.

I then pasted the gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel && killall
gnome-panel command in the terminal, but the response was
gnome-panel: no process found

rebooted and the panel is now restored but i get the following message on
reboot or on entering the gconftool command

Error: The panel encountered a problem while loading OAFIID:GNOME_Tast
UserSwitchingApplet. Delete/Dont Delete

What to do now please?

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Best actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

sudo apt-get --reinstall install fast-user-switch-applet

Should do it

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gataman (peteringata) said :


Actually this package is missing or obsolete but i got a helpful message and reinstalled

indicator-applet-session gdm and everything is working OK now.

BTW on reflection I probably caused the problem myself by trying to uninstall evolution which i do not need.

Thanks again.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Yeah its a weird dependancy if you ask me. I've done it a few times myself.

Glad you got the gold