Taskbar missing in ubuntu 10.04

If you suddenly find that your ubuntu system have a different kind of problem. One day you start your PC and after loading desktop you discovered that there is no any taskbar or main menubar in your Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) machine. It might happen in your life anytime. If you want to scape from this huge problem then do the advice below:

  1. Press Alt+F2, in text fild type 'gnome-terminal' (without quots) and click on 'Run'.
  2. In terminal submit the commands below one by one. Select one line at a time and press 'Enter'.
gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel
rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
pkill gnome-panel
You can recover Ubuntu machines 'Taskbar". Systems behave normally.

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47 comments :

  1. Cool... Thanks. My taskbar was showing but with nothing in it, this commands solve it.

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  2. saved my a$$ today! thanks a ton :)

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  3. Thanks a million. Very helpful.

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  4. Tried the commands and they worked perfectly... until I shut down. On subsequent startups, taskbar and toolbar were missing again. How do I get the system to "remember" to put the tool and task bars in the next time?

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  5. @ Art, your installation has corrupted. It may solve with some various command but you should better reinstall Ubuntu again.
    Thanks

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  6. Maya,
    Thanks for the suggestion. I think I'll start at step one by downloading a fresh ISO file and burning a CD. This was the second or third time I had tried installing 10.04, always with the same disappearing act by the task and tool bars.

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  7. Oh, so sad, please try to download with torrent this time.

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  8. Thanks, great help

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  9. Im to ubuntu.thanks
    dude

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  10. thanks a lot...

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  11. Thank you! It worked for me!

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  12. great!! it works for me. thanks

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  13. This worked perfectly for me as well! Thanks for posting it!

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  14. Just ran the commands, works great!! Thank you for saving me a ton of time fixing it!!

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  15. Thanks for the post, solved my problem. :)

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  16. Thanks a lot, this fixed my problem

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  17. +1 Worked great! Thanks for posting

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  18. WORKS GREAT! THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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  19. Awesome!! you made my day :)

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  20. thanks bro... this one solved my problem as i war facing for a long time.

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  21. Perfect! it works.

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  22. Thanks a billion! Been wondering how to get it up, cheers!

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  23. @Art
    Sometimes, the taskbar is missing when the Internet is connected while booting. Please try to switch off the net connection, boot it and then check.

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  24. u just saved a reinstall d00d...

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  25. yes. it solved my prob.

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  26. Thanks a lot man! My a$$ belongs to you for a day..

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  27. thanks a lot..

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  28. Thank you from Germany!

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  29. Mine problem is not solve by this post. I am using Linux Mint11 and one day faced same problem. I run every single line one by one but nothing happened. I need to create a new user to use system.

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  30. oh thx this work well and solved my problem

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  31. Hey SUPER many thanks this worked for me :D
    BR
    Pranay
    www.pranaysharma.in

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  32. Worked like a charm. 10.04 forever!!!

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  33. It didn't solved my problem. Any suggestion?

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  34. Thanks, finally solved problem. Before I had only the weather and the date in double, side by side. Now there is only one and it includes the time.

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  35. Worked like a charm! Thanks dude!

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  36. I am very happy to see you satisfied. Thank you all.

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  37. ...conftool command not found...

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  38. Thank you. it works perfectly.

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  39. For the KDE-ers (Kubuntu) in the crowd, that's "konsole" instead of "gnome-terminal."

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  40. Wow great!! Love you bro!!

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  41. Superb This Works Fine.

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  42. Superb This Works Fine.

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