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    Ubuntu 11.04 help please - Missing toolbar

    I updated my Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition to the 11.04 edition and to my surprise when I logged in the toolbar was missing? There is nothing on the screen except for the purple wallpaper? The menu and toolbars are missing

    Anyone know how to fix this, would really appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Can you get a terminal up?

    Press Alt+F2 to get one open (hopefully) and type: gconf-editor, which will open the GNOME Configuration Editor. Go to apps/panel/toplevels/
    now go one level further and look auto_hide_size option. What is it set to?

    I've read the default value is 6px (which I assume means 6 pixels.. possibly referring to the height of the toolbar?). If it's 0 or 1, then it's probably basically invisible. Change it back to something larger. If that doesn't seem to be the issue Google search for "disable Ubuntu toolbar" and do the reverse of any instructions you find!

    If you get really stuck, you might have to resort to reinstalling GNOME. Use this command: sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
    backup first in case you lose anything in the process, but it should just be reinstalling GNOME and its dependencies, not all of Ubuntu's system files

    Edited by: "oldmanhouse" 7th May 2011

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    oldmanhouse

    Can you get a terminal up?Press Alt+F2 to get one open (hopefully) and … Can you get a terminal up?Press Alt+F2 to get one open (hopefully) and type: gconf-editor, which will open the GNOME Configuration Editor. Go to apps/panel/toplevels/now go one level further and look auto_hide_size option. What is it set to?I've read the default value is 6px (which I assume means 6 pixels.. possibly referring to the height of the toolbar?). If it's 0 or 1, then it's probably basically invisible. Change it back to something larger. If that doesn't seem to be the issue Google search for "disable Ubuntu toolbar" and do the reverse of any instructions you find!If you get really stuck, you might have to resort to reinstalling GNOME. Use this command: sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktopbackup first in case you lose anything in the process, but it should just be reinstalling GNOME and its dependencies, not all of Ubuntu's system files



    I cannot get terminal up mate, it's still missing tried going through recovery option etc. no luck Thank you for your help, well appreciated.

    Might be a reinstall job then unfortunately. It's recommended you do a complete reinstall when doing a major upgrade of Ubuntu, so I guess if you did an in-place upgrade on top of 10.10 it must have gone wrong somewhere.

    Best place to post would be the Ubuntu forum if you'd rather not do that. I thought the toolbars were perhaps just hidden from view, but it sounds more serious than that so best get the experts on the case! Good luck!

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    oldmanhouse

    Might be a reinstall job then unfortunately. It's recommended you do a … Might be a reinstall job then unfortunately. It's recommended you do a complete reinstall when doing a major upgrade of Ubuntu, so I guess if you did an in-place upgrade on top of 10.10 it must have gone wrong somewhere.Best place to post would be the Ubuntu forum if you'd rather not do that. I thought the toolbars were perhaps just hidden from view, but it sounds more serious than that so best get the experts on the case! Good luck!



    Thanks for your help mate, I've managed to sort it out without a reinstall. For some reason it booted in ubuntu netbook edition the toolbar and menus didn't come up on there so on the log screen I just tried it to boot it in just ubuntu and works like it should Toolbars, menus etc all back

    I had the same problem - I think it was related to the CCSM Advanced Desktop effects application.

    It was a full reinstall for me

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    crg52

    I had the same problem - I think it was related to the CCSM Advanced … I had the same problem - I think it was related to the CCSM Advanced Desktop effects application.It was a full reinstall for me



    You should of tried what I done, could of save yourself from doing a full reinstall

    Netbook edition no longer exists as of 11.04 does it? I think Canonical had merged NE into the standard platform...

    Ive had the exact same problem. It was fine upgrading from 10 to 11, everything was fine, then i started to mess around wit the compiz settings and the side bar and even the top bar just vanished! But i will try a re-install and see how i get on.

    I have the exact same issue as jonnystaffs. I messed with compiz and bam it was gone. I can go into the recovery console and it works fine.
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