the menu has disapeard

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at
Fri Jan 22 22:30:12 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 2:28 PM, Johnneylee Rollins
<johnneylee.rollins at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 2:16 PM, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
>> 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.
> The results is a default set of panels.
>> 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.
> What does it matter what he did to remove the panel?
> If he has a bottom one, he can remove the directory and it will be
> created again.
> Maybe you should work on getting away from the desktop and work more
> in the command line... hmm...
>> 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
> I don't see why the rm'ing of that command would do anything hurtful
> as it generates it again...
> I have done the exact same set of commands. Maybe you should read it
> clearly and notice it removes some config files in the user's home
> directory. Even running sudo with that rm will only remove his own
> files, which I have said are regenerated...
> Maybe you should read a bit more and not jump on any rm command.
> Tab's command is fine if you want to work on getting it reconfigured
> manually. I'm not a fan of manually doing something that can be fixed
> quickly.
> As per rm'ing in general. It's permanently deleting files.
> you can also do this set of commands instead.
> gconftool –recursive-unset /apps/panel
> mv -r ~/.gconf/apps/panel ~/.gconf/apps/panel.backup
> killall gnome-panel
> Thanks for the killall tip. I messed that one up a bit, but not badly.
> ~SpaceGhost
Sorry about that. I meant mv not cp.

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