[ubuntu-za] Fwd: Re: Desktop problems - follow up1

PietBeukes zabear1 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 16:38:06 UTC 2018


still need help.

I followed Benico's instructions - all the procedures worked, but the 
end result was the same as previously - normal desktop, but without the 
border bars.
When I go into the guest login, all works as it should, with top and 
side bars, same as with my wife's login.

Shucks, (Why me? :-).

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: PietBeukes <zabear1 at gmail.com <mailto:zabear1 at gmail.com>>
Date: 07:12, Fri, Mar 16, 2018
Subject: Fwd: Re: [ubuntu-za] Desktop problems after normal upgrade 
within 16.04

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Subject: 	Re: [ubuntu-za] Desktop problems after normal upgrade within 
Date: 	Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:24:40 +0200
From: 	Benico van der Westhuizen <benicovdw at gmail.com> 
<mailto:benicovdw at gmail.com>

Try the following ...
At the login prompt press Ctl-Alt F1
Login with user and passwd
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install mate-desktop

Try to login with mate
Ctl-Alt F7

Kind Regards
Benico van der Westhuizen
benicovdw at gmail.com <mailto:benicovdw at gmail.com>
082 963 1263

On 15 Mar 2018 19:46, "PietBeukes" <zabear1 at gmail.com 
<mailto:zabear1 at gmail.com>> wrote:

Hi everyone.  THURSDAY - a real donderdag for me.

*Re:  Desktop problems after normal upgrade within 16.04*

I did a normal upgrade today (when asked by Ubuntu 16.04 - some 14 or so 
topic names).

After starting up afterwards I got my normal Desktop with folders and 
files, but with no borders or bars & no normal side bar with the Gnome 
applications - just the desktop - very clean. I did shut down and 
started again, same result. It starts normal all the way through until I 
get the desktop (as usual) but then no taskbars or menu bars or such at 

So I'm helpless, cannot access mail, browser, whatever, cannot log out 
even (top and bottom bars fell away).

*Do advise, please. What can I do? *- don't know any coding and have not 
used command-line. If there is something easy to do with the 
commandline, I can try.


Piet - using Ubuntu (for normal human beings - not just for geeks!).

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