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Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby Aris Veresie » 2011-07-10 04:04

New install, rebooted to find out that the panel bar on the bottom went missing.
Even though i can install a new bar, is there a way to bring the original bar back?
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Re: Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby Aris Veresie » 2011-07-11 00:43

If this is worth mentioning, i have installed a panel bar on the top before the reboot.
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Re: Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby factro » 2013-06-11 22:46

What I did to solve that problem

1. Install lxpanel
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apt-get install lxpanel


2. goto /userfolder/.config/ and rename or remove lxpanel folder
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mv /userfolder/.config/lxpanel lxpanel.bak


eg.
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mv /home/factro/.config/lxpanel lxpanel.bak


3. reboot

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Re: Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby man_without_clue » 2017-10-17 13:28

Was the problem solved?

I am encountering similar problem.

I am running Stretch with newer kernel with LXDE. After I added additional panel n the desktop, the default menu panel at the bottom disappears after reboot. Also some icons on the newly added panel become invisible.

The method mentioned above restored default desktop but I am unable to add new panel.

I don't know what is causing this and cannot find any solution.

I didn't have this problem with Jessie and Wheezy.
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Re: Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby n_hologram » 2017-10-17 18:02

Just speculating: since you're running Stretch, do you think it's possible that the shift to LXQt has left some packages unaccounted for? (I'm not sure how much longer lxde's GTK form will last.)

I also noticed that the lxde metapackage in stretch includes no panels at all:
https://packages.debian.org/stretch/lxde

I might follow factro's lead and reinstall the panel manually.
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Re: Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby man_without_clue » 2017-10-17 22:43

n_hologram wrote: it's possible that the shift to LXQt has left some packages unaccounted for? (I'm not sure how much longer lxde's GTK form will last.)

I also noticed that the lxde metapackage in stretch includes no panels at all:
https://packages.debian.org/stretch/lxde

I might follow factro's lead and reinstall the panel manually.


LXDE panel is installed.

I didn't think about LXQt. I might give it try to see if LXQt works better instead. The reason why I am staying away from it is because I've read it is still buggy and incomplete. I will see.
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Re: Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby n_hologram » 2017-10-18 12:29

man_without_clue wrote:LXDE panel is installed.

I didn't think about LXQt. I might give it try to see if LXQt works better instead. The reason why I am staying away from it is because I've read it is still buggy and incomplete. I will see.

My post was actually in reference to the OP. I'm wondering if you both are experiencing different issues (although I can't even confirm because he hasn't responded). It sounds like his issue is the panel itself disappearing, whereas yours seems to be a mishap in the configuration. Please clarify if I am mistaken, but if this is the case, I recommend opening a new thread.
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Re: Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby man_without_clue » 2017-10-18 13:09

n_hologram wrote:
man_without_clue wrote:LXDE panel is installed.

I didn't think about LXQt. I might give it try to see if LXQt works better instead. The reason why I am staying away from it is because I've read it is still buggy and incomplete. I will see.

My post was actually in reference to the OP. I'm wondering if you both are experiencing different issues (although I can't even confirm because he hasn't responded). It sounds like his issue is the panel itself disappearing, whereas yours seems to be a mishap in the configuration. Please clarify if I am mistaken, but if this is the case, I recommend opening a new thread.


I think my problem is actually same as what OP was experiencing.
What I did was to add the new panel in addition to the default setting. After adding the additional panel at the side of the desktop, then reboot, the original(default) menu panel at the bottom disappeared.

By the way I did give a try to LXQt, it was ok but I prefer LXDE.
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Re: Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby debiman » 2017-10-18 16:26

please keep in mind that the first post is from 6 years ago, the proposed solution is from 4 years ago, and op never came back to confirm that solution...
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Re: Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby man_without_clue » 2017-10-18 23:17

debiman wrote:please keep in mind that the first post is from 6 years ago, the proposed solution is from 4 years ago, and op never came back to confirm that solution...


Yes, I noticed that but the problem was probably exactly same as mine, so I was just wondering if the OP or someone else might have found the solution for this.

The method Factro mentioned above works to restore the default setting though I have been unable to add the additional panel.
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Re: Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby debiman » 2017-10-19 16:12

i see you also posted about this elsewhere.
the thing is: everyone else who uses lxde is able to add panels and adjust settings at will, and you have not provided anything that would help identify the problem (i'm not blaming you, i understand very well that you are stumped).
anyhow, when (not if) you found out what was going on, please make sure to come back here and post what it was.
others will benefit.
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Re: Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby man_without_clue » 2017-10-20 00:24

debiman wrote:i see you also posted about this elsewhere.
the thing is: everyone else who uses lxde is able to add panels and adjust settings at will, and you have not provided anything that would help identify the problem (i'm not blaming you, i understand very well that you are stumped).
anyhow, when (not if) you found out what was going on, please make sure to come back here and post what it was.
others will benefit.


Yes, I promise I will.
I will update solution everywhere I posted with this question if I get this solved. I haven't got any clue yet though.
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Re: Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby man_without_clue » 2017-10-20 09:52

Ok, I just freshly installed Stretch with LXDE only on different hard drive.

I added one panel in addition to the default desk top set-up.

Logged out.

Re-logged in.

Default menu panel at the bottom is gone.

So, this could be Stretch specific problem. My problem may be different from what the OP was experiencing.
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Re: Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby man_without_clue » 2017-10-21 12:04

UPDATE

I copied /.config/lxpanel/LXDE/panels from working Jessie
machine to Stretch.

AND the result was success!

The one in Wheezy has panel and left files under "panels" but on
Stretch, there is only "panel" file.


For some reason LXDE fails to create these panel files correctly and
messes up. I don't know the mechanism of this process but something is
not working right.
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Re: Panel bar in LXDE went missing

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-10-21 12:27

man_without_clue wrote:The one in Wheezy has panel and left files under "panels" but on
Stretch, there is only "panel" file.


For some reason LXDE fails to create these panel files correctly and
messes up. I don't know the mechanism of this process but something is
not working right.

I think that you should report this issue.

https://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting

EDIT: for the record the default panel configuration is under /etc/xdg/lxpanel, along with other examples.
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