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Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby kjomara on Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:52 pm

I had an app. hang today and re-booted out of it. When it finished booting I have no "task bar" or otherwise known as the menu panel. I had it set to auto hide and now it is permanently hidden. I can't open a terminal window either because I don't have a menu button, and I never copied a terminal shortcut to the desktop. Can anyone help me out of this? I'm running 64 bit Mint 14 with Mate desktop.
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby TheDynamicHamza21 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:56 pm

press alt f2 and type in

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mate-terminal


now you'll have terminal now type in

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mate-panel --reset


hopefully that will help.
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby surferbob644 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:01 pm

Thanks. Had the same problem. I put the panel on the left and then it wouldn't show. I think compiz is not playing well. Thanks again.
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby rudar on Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:56 pm

Excellent advice! It worked for me too :D Well done!
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby LinWinux on Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:24 am

If you reboot or login new and can't see anything to make even the terminal work (even though everything else appears to be in order), you should be able to hit ALT + F1 on your keyboard to force the menu to display on the desktop ... from where you'll then be able to select anything that you need. Depending on your system you may have to wait a few seconds before the menu appears. The ALT + F1 is in lieu of using the Windoze key which causes the Mint Menu to open on your screen.
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby dhimes on Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:07 am

Thank you! I was missing this too in 15 Olivia
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby andrekappert on Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:40 am

I just installed Linux Mint 16 Petra and after an update and after reboot my menu panel and icons were missing. A saw just a screen with the “welcome” screen”. I found out that on the left side I could leave the screen (but not on the whole height!!) I recognized this leaving the screen because I also have a Dual monitor computer. In “Configuratiescherm” onder “Schermen” (I have a Dutch version the translation must be something like “Configurationscreen” and “Monitors”, the actual program is mate-display-properties) I saw that I had a “Ghost” Monitor named “LAPTOP” . After turning this monitor off in this program my normal Desktop returned. Strange is that my computer has just one connection for a monitor (Shuttle SX35) and that the second monitor was not found before my first update(I had checked it immediately after a reinstall).
Programs can be started by the ALT F1 and right clicking on Desktop to start “Terminal”.
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby Cheezy1 on Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:14 pm

Thank you I had the same problem with Mint 17 MATE.
Fixed now.
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby slacka on Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:46 am

This post should be pinned. I had the same issue.
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby lewtwo on Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:49 am

TheDynamicHamza21 wrote:
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mate-panel --reset



THANK THEE !!!
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby Exodus_life on Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:58 am

hmmm seems i am not alone in this arena :P
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby bartszu on Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:55 pm

mate-panel --reset

Is this mean reset to default or my icons and apps will be there ?

I installed few KDE apps and some times it goes missing but then comes back.
I am kinda happy how it looks now ;)
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby frits on Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:52 am

Just installed17.1 - from Mint 15.
I have the same problem with mint 17.1 but terminal "mate-panel --reset" did nothing
after restart or logout: No panel.
made a new starter with the line: mate-panel to start the panel but I have to start the panel by doubleClicking this starter.
Just added this starter to : opstart toepassingen (for english: system- preferences-start applications) as a new starter, this works fine

BTW I dont think 17.1 is stable. on installation I had: Error: symbol 'grub-term-highlight-color' not found and had to fix this manually
(see else on this forum)
Mint 15 was stable from installation till now (on both computers)
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby bartszu on Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:58 pm

frits wrote:BTW I dont think 17.1 is stable. on installation I had: Error: symbol 'grub-term-highlight-color' not found and had to fix this manually
(see else on this forum) Mint 15 was stable from installation till now (on both computers)


Yes I am too old kid to let them tell me: " Install 17.1 and all your issues disappear :) "
I am kinda too experienced user for that ;)

My issue is exactly that:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/514278/m ... ibreoffice

And I bet it is still present in 17.1, so if this system will crash I will reinstall it of cause, who knows maybe to Arch Linux :)
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby baj on Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:06 pm

Upgraded to v17 from v13. After a week or so I lost the menu button from the panel (rest of the panel was still there), so the first icon on the left was "show desktop". Upgraded to v17.1, no change. But:

mate-panel --reset

worked for me as well.

Thanks!
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby Thanks for the Fish on Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:16 am

I got these error messages when mate was loaded - if I didn't delete the applet it didn't appear at first but came up after some seconds. The error messages vanished after doing
baj wrote:mate-panel --reset


I created a new panel and now the error message pops up when I try to add something. Once again, the applet (such as the menu) is being added a bit later.

Occasionally. the menu button isn't clickable. Once, mate froze entirely etc. etc. ... :(

Any suggestions?
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby MarkM on Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:59 pm

Unfortunately, it didn't work for me.

I'm not running Mint - PClinuxOS 2013 - but had exactly the same problem. I was able to run the file manager and from there open the Mate Control Center. That let me open a terminal session as root. When mate-panel --reset didn't work, I launched synaptic and updated every Mate package that was installed. Now I'm getting these errors when I try to do the reset:

** (mate-panel:11870): WARNING **: The connection is closed
** (mate-panel:11891): WARNING **: Cannot register panel shell: The connection is closed.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
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