Problems with Xfce 4 panel desktop

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Thu Feb 26 20:48:43 UTC 2009

On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 11:00:15 -0800 (PST)
Bruno Diaz <b_d_r_i at> wrote:

> Hi,
> we are migrating to Xubuntu with the computers of our marine biology
> center. During the last days we have some problems regarding the
> Xfce4 panel, maybe is a lack of knowledge (we are new with Xubuntu)
> but we don't know how to resolve this bug...
> The situation is that in two of our computers (with a time distance
> of some days) the Xfce panel has disappeared. From the Settings
> manager it is not possible launch the panel because the Panel button
> does not work!, we tried to restart the xfce4 from the terminal but
> reappears without some launchers and the Quit button does not work!
> We try to shut down the computer and only appears if we want to Exit
> the XFce panel. The only solutions was to create a new user with a
> new desktop.
> We were thinking if this "problem" is due to the presence of
> compositor on this computers.
> Many thanks for your help,   
> Bruno Diaz Lopez 
> Chief Researcher / Marine Zoologist 
> Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI 
> V.Armando Diaz Nº4 07020 Golfo Aranci (SS) Italy 
> info at  
> tel.+ 39 346 081 5414
> tel. + 0789 183 1197

Sorry to hear you are having these issues. To bring back the panels,
Press alt+f2 and run: xfce4-panel. If you need further help with this
issue, please see:

Good luck,

Charlie Kravetz 
Xubuntu QA Leader
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