Missing task bar

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Missing task bar

Postby 2confused » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:57 pm

About a week ago I started up my computer while at home and it came up with an error saying 'Problems during Cinnamon startup'. At the same time I noticed the computer was no longer showing the task bar. In research I have come to figure out it is because window-list isn't loading correctly. How do I solve this problem so I can get the task bar back again?

When I right click on the task bar and bring up add to panel it already shows window-list but the button on the far right is red and I can't do a dang thing about it. It won't let me add it to the panel or remove from the panel.

I'm using Mint 18.1.

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Re: Missing task bar

Postby Mattyboy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:50 pm

Log out of your user account and sign back in as a guest, does the problem persist?

Provide the results of this terminal command.

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inxi -Fxz

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Re: Missing task bar

Postby 2confused » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:49 pm

I have the computer set for one user only and don't have the guest option setup. Unless I'm missing something when I try it I can't log into anything but the regular account.

Not sure which button to press but I'l try list to list the results.

    System: Host: Someone-Somewhere Kernel: 4.4.0-78-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
    Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
    Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
    Machine: System: HP (portable) product: HP Stream Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId
    Mobo: HP model: 815E v: 32.0C Bios: Insyde v: F.04 date: 09/21/2015
    CPU: Dual core Intel Celeron N3050 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
    flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 6400
    clock speeds: max: 2160 MHz 1: 2160 MHz 2: 722 MHz
    Graphics: Card: Intel Device 22b1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
    Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
    GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (Cherryview)
    GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
    Audio: Card Intel Device 2284 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
    Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-78-generic
    Network: Card: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n driver: wl bus-ID: 02:00.0
    IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
    Drives: HDD Total Size: NA (-) ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: N/A size: 31.3GB
    ID-2: /dev/mmcblk1 model: N/A size: 31.9GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 26G used: 25G (100%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
    ID-2: /boot size: 473M used: 114M (26%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2
    ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.00GB used: 0.04GB (2%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
    RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
    Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A
    Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info: Processes: 186 Uptime: 3:54 Memory: 599.9/1859.6MB
    Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
    Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

This does make me definitely want to ask the other question I was looking to ask since I see the network listed, when doing this shows it being b/g/n while one of the command line calls show a/b/g and I can't get anything out of the card other than b from what I've been told. I'll ask it separately but this gives me data to post with that question...thanks.

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Re: Missing task bar

Postby 2confused » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:26 pm

Still looking for an answer, hopefully other than reinstalling Linux.

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