Panel will not come out of hiding
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 4 02:38:16 UTC 2008
By all means wait for export help. Warned you I'm no expert and just conveyed what I did or would do in your case. Sorry I couldn't help.
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
--- On Wed, 12/3/08, Ray Parrish <crp at cmc.net> wrote:
> From: Ray Parrish <crp at cmc.net>
> Subject: Re: Panel will not come out of hiding
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 6:37 PM
> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > - On Wed, 12/3/08, Ray Parrish <crp at cmc.net>
> >> From: Ray Parrish <crp at cmc.net>
> >> Subject: Panel will not come out of hiding
> >> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for
> general discussions"
> <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> >> Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 3:31 PM
> >> Hello,
> >> 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.
> > I think you problem lies with compiz or some setting
> you made with desktop effects, but IMBW. I had the same
> problem with ALT-F2 using compiz in gutsy until someone told
> me that compiz doesn't support it or something to that
> effect and told me to rm compiz. I did and ALT-F2 popped
> right back up. I'm not sure ALT-F2 is available in
> compiz. Maybe someone elso does. When I installed intrepid
> on a new partition, compiz is installed but I don't use
> it and ALT-F2 still works. You probably can't access the
> add widgets plasmoid now but it may allow you to get you
> panels back. I'm using kde4.1 in Intrepid so I don't
> know if it applies to gnome but expect it does.
> Well, I've been checking, and the settings do stick
> across kernels, so
> I'm not going to be removing my beloved commpiz as
> I'm addicted to my
> four desktop interface. I don't think that's it.
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> 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.
> > You might try loging in in a failsafe mode from the
> log in screen and try to fix from there. It would help if
> you could remember what you changed in compiz just before
> the issue occured. That you help the experts discover what
> caused the issue.
> >> 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.
> > If you hadn't started using compiz in this kernel
> or hadn't used desktop effects, then I think compiz is
> surely your problem. If nothing else works I would purge
> compiz and start over trying to recall what you did just
> before the issue came up.
> >> What the heck happened there? I made some changes
> to the
> >> compiz settings
> >> last night before shutting down, and also changed
> >> resolution setting
> >> for the boot up screen using the Start up Manager
> on the
> >> menu.
> > Changing resolutions can make you desktop not fit on
> the screen as reported on the list sevral times. Suggest you
> go back to the resolution you were using before the issue
> came up to see if that solves your problem. I'd do that
> even before considering removing compiz.
> > Do
> >> settings made while booted into one kernel stick
> when you
> >> boot to a
> >> previous one?
> > I'm not sure if they are on the same version
> installed but you results suggest it doesn't. But, I
> really don't know.
> >> 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
> >> Ubuntu.
> > You might try ALT-Tab to cycle through opened files
> and the desktop.
> > I don't know if that gets you something you can
> work with but it wont hurt to try.
> >> 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
> > Leonard Chatagnier
> > lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
> I'm sorry, but Leonard sound more like he's
> guessing than anything, so
> I'm going to wait and see if someone who actually knows
> about this
> problem answers. It's running fine in this kernel at
> the moment with the
> setting changes I made, and I haven't tried a boot back
> into the newer
> one yet, so maybe it won't even be a problem anymore if
> I do.
> Later, Ray Parrish
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