Gnome Menu bar partly disappeared

Discussion in 'Desktop Operation' started by Marc-G, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Marc-G

    Marc-G New Member

    Hi to all, I am using Ubuntu 8.10 on a Dell Pentium 4 and everything works fine. Except that the main menu bar is empty on the left side, the custom icons that I installed later are still there. I cant access any programs this way. Panel commands dont help either. Is there a command to reinstall or reset the standard Gnome menu bar through the terminal ?
    I would really appreciate your help, since otherwise I have to make a complete reinstall.

    Thanks to everybody and have a nice weekend

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Are there any errors in your logs?
  3. Marc-G

    Marc-G New Member

    Hi falco, there are no menus in the menu bar anymore.

    I have no idea where to get a log. I can call a terminal, but I dont know the command to look for a log.
    My menu bar consists of a date, the sound volume and the icon to restart. There is nothing else.
    I had the same problem a few weeks ago and there was a command to reset this.

    Thank you and have a nice evening

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    The logs are in the /var/log directory:
    cd /var/log
    To display the latest 100 lines of a log file (e.g. syslog), you'd run
    tail -n100 syslog
    To view the log in realtime, you'd use
    tail -f syslog
    (press CTRL+C to leave).
  5. Marc-G

    Marc-G New Member

    Thank you falco

    I found a logfile where you say, but there are no menu-related error messages there. I think, the best is to reformat the harddisk and start from scratch. Thank you for your help.
    Best regards Marc

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