the menu has disapeard

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Jan 22 22:16:57 UTC 2010

On 01/22/2010 12:44 PM, Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:24 PM, jesse stephen
> <jesseakstephen at> wrote:
>> the menu at the top of my srean has disopeard that list places system
>> and all that. I'm running ubuntu 9.10
> gconftool –recursive-unset /apps/panel
> rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
> pkill gnome-panel
> run those commands, they may need root privileges for one or two. That
> should reset you back to default. If you don't see anything change do
> this command
> sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

That's a bit drastic don't you think? Have you done that on your own
system today before recommending? Please do & tell us the results.

First of all you/we have no idea what he may have done to remove the
panel to begin with. Second, using Tab's suggestion will most likely fix
the issue. The Applications|Places|System menu can easily be added to
the new top panel (if the panel doesn't restore properly) by:
right-click the new top panel, 'Add to Panel'|Main Menu.

Please don't recommend rm'ing anything (particularly to a potential new
user) without first checking to see if it is something that may be
simple first. Further, 'killall gnome-panel' would have been my
suggested method to restart the gnome-panel(s). See: man killall

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