[xubuntu-users] 14.04 stopped working
ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Thu Nov 12 17:18:24 UTC 2015
On Thu, 2015-11-12 at 08:45 -0800, John R. Sowden wrote:
> Now, when I boot this computer, I get the sign on, then I get the gui
> screen with moving mouse pointer, but no icons, nothing in the top
> bar, etc. I can ctrl-alt F1 and I can move to various locations in
> the text mode, but my business information is in the gui world.
There could be several reasons for this issue. The missing panel
unlikely happens due to missing disk space.
How did you upgrade? Did you use apt-get upgrade or apt-get dist-upgrade
from command line? "dist-upgrade" is what Synaptic calls "smart
Perhaps we need to take a look at your repository list by the commands
but this is not necessary yet.
You still might have the old packages in /var/cache/apt/archives/ so if
need be, even downgrading might be possible.
When you're on the empty desktop, then the shortcut Alt+F3 likely opens
xfce4-appfinder. Type xfce4-terminal to start the terminal, so you don't
need to use CTRL+ALT+Fx and you can stay in the graphical desktop.
shows disk usage.
shows how to use the panel.
Run the command
to launch the panel.
Launch the command
to quit the panel.
Can you launch the panel?
You can check Xfce4 settings by running the command
Does the settings manager open?
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