Can't add applets to panel in 10.04 :-(

Karl Larsen klarsen1 at
Sat May 15 12:58:51 UTC 2010

On 05/15/2010 06:28 AM, Josef Wolf wrote:
> On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 06:12:59AM -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
>> On 05/15/2010 02:54 AM, Josef Wolf wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> When I log into my freshly installed 10.04, I get two panels but am missing
>>> lots of applets which were existing in 9.10. In fact, only the menus on the
>>> left side exist. all the applets which were on the right side of the panels
>>> like the volume/wlan/battery/logout/clock applets are gone. I tired to add
>>> them manually via right-click and then choosing "add to panel" menu, but
>>> no matter which applet I choose to add, nothing happens. The "add" button
>>> only shows the visual effect that it was pressed, but none of the applets
>>> is actually added to the panel.
>>> With such a panel, I am even not able to log off properly, since there is
>>> non logoff/shutdown knob in the panel.
>>> Any ideas other than going back to 9.10?
>>           I am sure your not fully updated.
> I run "aptitude update; aptitude safe-upgrade" right after install (from
> alternate install CD), so I bet I should be fully updated. Then I run
> "aptitude install ubuntu-desktop" to get the desktop installed.
>> But you can fix the log off
>> easy. Left click the upper edge of your computer and select the first
>> choice. A panel will show up with lots of items. Select what you want,
>> it looks like a round key.
> Well, that's exactly the problem: there are _no_ icons in the panel and
> adding the icons simply don't work. There is no icon that looks like a
> round key.
     The problem must be that your on the wrong panel. Try to delete the 
empty panel. This part of 10.04 is kind of crude but it works. Just fool 
around and it might fix itself.

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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