Ubuntu: I lost my taskbars (?) on my Chromebook running Ubuntu 14.04



Question:

First off, this is my first foray into the world of Linux and I'm liking it so far. I followed this guide (which was very good) and got Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Xfce to work very well.

However I've run into a bit of an annoying issue. I've somehow lost the taskbar that was at the top of the screen and the icons at the bottom. I don't really know what the correct names of those are but I'd very much like to get them back.

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I don't know what I did to lose them, but I lost them upon the first restart I did to see if I could get back into Ubuntu, which I was able to. Any help is much appreciated.


Solution:1

To execute the command xfce4-panel automatically everytime you boot you must:

Open Session and Startup from the XFCE menu or type into a terminal:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T and type:

xfce4-session-settings  

Click on Tab Application Autostart

Click on +Add

Name: Anything you like

Description: Anything you like

Command: xfce4-panel

Click OK

Make sure is listed in the menu and also the check box must be ticked.

Do a reboot to check

sudo shutdown -r now  


Solution:2

Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal:

Type:

xfce4-panel  

OR

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade  sudo apt-get install --reinstall xubuntu-desktop  sudo shutdown -r now  

IF you can't access to a terminal use the shell:

Press Ctrl+Alt+F1

Type your username and password

sudo service lightdm stop  sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade  sudo apt-get install --reinstall xubuntu-desktop  sudo shutdown -r now  

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