Panel will not come out of hiding
crp at cmc.net
Wed Dec 3 21:31:05 UTC 2008
When I booted up the first time today Ubuntu wasn't in a co-operative
mood. I have my panels set to auto hide and when I tried to get the top
panel to come out so I could start Thunderbird it would not slide out. I
tried ALT-F2 to get the run box, and it wouldn't come up either.
So, I tried CTRL-ALT-Backspace to log out and back in, and this time I
couldn't even see the edge of the top panel which normally sticks out
ever so slightly when it's hidden. I'm very new to Ubuntu, [since
August] so I didn't know what else to try. Out of desperation I tried
the old Windows ALT-CTRL-DEL trick, and after a pause for 15 seconds or
so the normal shutdown dialog appeared, and I clicked the restart button.
I waited quite a while and it didn't shut down, so I resorted to a hard
power down and restarted in the next previous kernel for Linux and
things were back to normal.
What the heck happened there? I made some changes to the compiz settings
last night before shutting down, and also changed the resolution setting
for the boot up screen using the Start up Manager on the menu. Do
settings made while booted into one kernel stick when you boot to a
I also want to ask if there is a keyboard command that will force the
top panel to appear? In Windows when I couldn't get the menu I could use
CTRL-ESC to force it to appear, but that didn't work when I tried it in
Let me know if there is something I need to fix before I reboot to the
newest kernel again. The newest kernel I have here on Hardy is
2.6.24-22-generic and I'm currently running in 2.6.24-21-generic.
Thanks for any help you can be. Later, Ray Parrish
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