SOLVED - Mate menu disappeared after update from 17.3 to 18

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wernerbittl
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SOLVED - Mate menu disappeared after update from 17.3 to 18

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I updated my system from mint 17.3 to 18.0 (sarah, mate) and my taskbar as well as the (start) menu is gone, only have got a a blank desktop. Is there a way to get task bar and menu working again?
I deleted the existing *mate* folders in my user's home (mate and mate-session in .config) and rebooted the system several times. I had the same problem some time ago after upgrading from mint 16 to 17 but cannot remember what I did last time.
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Re: Mate menu disappeared after update from 17.3 to 18

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Use Ctrl+Alt+T to bring up a terminal then try:

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mate-panel --reset
and

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mintmenu --reset
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Re: Mate menu disappeared after update from 17.3 to 18 (SOLVED)

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Problem SOLVED:

I checked my mate configuration data and found that the "mate-display-properties" were set for two monitors (my graphic controller has two connectors). After shutting down the false connector the menu and task bar was there again.

Such a big effect for so small reason...
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Re: Mate menu disappeared after update from 17.3 to 18

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Good find wernerbittl, glad you solved it. It is good forum style to now
go up to your first post and click on the pencil button (edit), and add <Solved> in the subject
window above the body of the post. This way it will show as solved when searching and may very well help
others who encounter this same behaviour.
Cheers
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