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I accidentally deleted my bottom panel[Somewhat solved with questions]

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:53 am
by rlslemmer
I accidentally deleted my bottom panel. I've tried to create a panel to replace it, but it would be so much easier to restore the original. My efforts aren't proving to be very successful. Maybe at least to restart from scratch. Like where's the restore LM defaults button? :?:

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:56 am
by austin.texas
Which MInt? 18.1?
Which Desktop? Cinnamon? Mate?

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:59 am
by rlslemmer
At this point I cannot even minimize a window and have a tab to restore it. Desktop is cinnamon.

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:05 am
by pfd27
I just tested in in virtualbox. Right click the desktop and select "desktop settings" Hit back arrow in top left corner. Find the "panel" icon and add a new panel from there.

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:24 am
by rlslemmer
Is there a way reload reinstall the Cinnamon desktop. I am at a standstill here. Just want things to be normal again.

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:27 am
by rlslemmer
Is there a way to restore Cinnamon defaults? Reinstall the Cinnamon desktop? Is there a way to like right click undo when I do stupid things like this?

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:29 am
by austin.texas
Press Ctrl+Alt+t to open a terminal.
In the terminal enter

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cinnamon-settings panel
Then: "Add Panel"

EDIT: corrected command to cinnamon-settings panel

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:29 am
by Cosmo.
rlslemmer wrote:Is there a way to restore Cinnamon defaults?
Right click the panel on an empty place -> troubleshooting -> reset Cinnamon.

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:46 am
by richyrich
Please see my reply on your other post about the same thing.

@Cosmo. - He doesn't have a panel !

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:51 am
by Cosmo.
richyrich wrote:@Cosmo. - He doesn't have a panel !
Right. :oops:
So: Press super-L (this opens the Cinnamon Debugger) click "Actions" (at the bottom right) and select to reset Cinnamon.

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:59 am
by rlslemmer
austin.texas wrote:Press Ctrl+Alt+t to open a terminal.
In the terminal enter

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cinnamon-settings panel
Then: "Add Panel"

EDIT: corrected command to cinnamon-settings panel
roger@roger-TravelMate-P245-M ~ $ cinnamon-settings panel
The program 'cinnamon-settings' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt install cinnamon
roger@roger-TravelMate-P245-M ~ $ sudo apt install cinnamon

This what I got when I did what you suggested. It turns out that the panels I tried to create after losing my bottom panel were from the Mate desktop. I thought I had Cinnamon before. I went ahead and followed the instruction above to install Cinnamon settings. Nothing has changed. I am guessing I need a restart for things to take effect. I am a newbie to everything Linux. So lost in this mess.

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:04 am
by Moem
pfd27 wrote: Hit back arrow in top left corner. Find the "panel" icon and add a new panel from there.
And after that, you can rightclick the new panel, choose 'troubleshoot' and then 'Restore all settings to default'.

New panels can also be added through the menu => Preferences => Panel.

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:05 am
by austin.texas
You will be lost if you try to use a Cinnamon solution on the Mate desktop.
Run this command to check to see which Desktop you have.

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inxi -S

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:10 am
by rlslemmer
Cosmo. wrote:
richyrich wrote:@Cosmo. - He doesn't have a panel !
Right. :oops:
So: Press super-L (this opens the Cinnamon Debugger) click "Actions" (at the bottom right) and select to reset Cinnamon.
What or where is super-L?


You will be lost if you try to use a Cinnamon solution on the Mate desktop.
Run this command to check to see which Desktop you have.

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inxi -S

roger@roger-TravelMate-P245-M ~ $ inxi -S
System: Host: roger-TravelMate-P245-M Kernel: 4.4.0-72-generic i686 (32 bit)
Desktop: MATE 1.14.1 Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah

So I must have Mate. So what I did before, installing Cinnamon settings is that going to mess me up even more?

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:12 am
by austin.texas
rlslemmer wrote:So I must have Mate. So what I did before, installing Cinnamon settings is that going to mess me up even more?
Hopefully not... :?
Open a terminal, and run the command:

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mate-panel

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:13 am
by chrisuk
Hold ALT key and press F2 - type mate-terminal. In the window that opens type mate-panel --reset.

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:17 am
by rlslemmer
chrisuk wrote:Hold ALT key and press F2 - type mate-terminal. In the window that opens type mate-panel --reset.

This is what I get:

roger@roger-TravelMate-P245-M ~ $ mate-panel - - reset
Cannot register the panel shell: there is already one running.

Do I need to delete the panel I attempted to create?

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:47 am
by austin.texas
Do:

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mate-panel --replace

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:06 pm
by rlslemmer
Nothing you've offered seems to be working. I have to leave now for work. will be back to this Please keep offering suggestions if you can. :?

Re: I accidentally deleted my bottom panel

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:31 pm
by Cosmo.
You must be more precise in what you are doing. Example:
rlslemmer wrote:This is what I get:

roger@roger-TravelMate-P245-M ~ $ mate-panel -^-^reset
You inserted 2 spaces, which I replaced here for reference with the sign ^, which did not exist in the original advice. With such failures no terminal command can work as expected.