panel not working since installing updates

Asked by John Wilson on 2011-11-11

Running 11.1 on my desktop and earlier today installed 9 updates.
When I reboot the panel at the left of the screen does not appear.
I can open folders on the desktop but cannot open programmes.
Tried booting in recovery mode and fixing broken files
fsck told me the hardware clock gave a time in the future and fixed it.
When I tried to fix broken packages with dpkg I seem to have problems in /var/lib and /var/cache
What do I do next?

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Lalatendu Mohanty
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2011-11-11
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2011-11-11
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2011-11-11
Best Lalatendu Mohanty (then4way) said : #1

For Unity
Open a terminal (Alt+Ctrl+t)
Reset unity
unity --reset
Reset Unity Launcher icons
unity --reset-icons
http://www.webupd8.org/2011/04/how-to-reset-unity-launcher-icons-or.html

For fixing broken packages
Run "sudo apt-get -f install"

John Wilson (jwilsondmartin) said : #2

Thank you once I reset unity it started working again.
John

John Wilson (jwilsondmartin) said : #3

Have been trying to file a bug report about this but can't seem to find the right package to file it about.
Here is the output:
compiz (core) - Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0x3800242!
compiz (core) - Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug about this.