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Disappearing Panel
« on: February 04, 2015, 05:14:29 pm »
Hi all, a few day ago I had my brother-in-law install Peppermint Five 32 bit.  It was running like a champ too.   Suddenly the LXPanel has vanished.  At the moment, I'm connected to his computer via Teamviewer.  The folder
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/home/daveknowles/.config/lxpanel/Peppermint/panels/panel
Has disappeared.  Instead there are three files.  Here are their contents.  First one:
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/home/daveknowles/.config/lxpanel/Peppermint/panels/left
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# lxpanel <profile> config file. Manually editing is not recommended.
# Use preference dialog in lxpanel to adjust config when you can.

Global {
    edge=left
    allign=center
    margin=0
    widthtype=percent
    width=100
    height=150
    transparent=0
    tintcolor=#ffffff
    alpha=255
    autohide=0
    heightwhenhidden=2
    setdocktype=1
    setpartialstrut=1
    usefontcolor=0
    fontsize=10
    fontcolor=#000000
    usefontsize=0
    background=0
    iconsize=24
    loglevel=2
}
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Next one:
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/home/daveknowles/.config/lxpanel/Peppermint/panels/top
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# lxpanel <profile> config file. Manually editing is not recommended.
# Use preference dialog in lxpanel to adjust config when you can.

Global {
    edge=bottom
    allign=left
    margin=0
    widthtype=percent
    width=100
    height=26
    transparent=0
    tintcolor=#ffffff
    alpha=255
    autohide=0
    heightwhenhidden=8
    setdocktype=1
    setpartialstrut=1
    usefontcolor=0
    fontsize=10
    fontcolor=#000000
    usefontsize=0
    background=1
    iconsize=26
    loglevel=2
}
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The last one:
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/home/daveknowles/.config/lxpanel/Peppermint/panels/top1
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# lxpanel <profile> config file. Manually editing is not recommended.
# Use preference dialog in lxpanel to adjust config when you can.

Global {
    edge=top
    allign=center
    margin=0
    widthtype=percent
    width=100
    height=26
    transparent=0
    tintcolor=#ffffff
    alpha=255
    autohide=0
    heightwhenhidden=2
    setdocktype=1
    setpartialstrut=1
    usefontcolor=0
    fontsize=10
    fontcolor=#000000
    usefontsize=1
    background=1
    iconsize=24
    loglevel=2
}
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Weird eh  :-\.  I've disabled the autosave and auto backup functions in Gedit.  Is there an easy way of retrieving the Panel folder?  Has anyone one got the contents of a default Panel folder easy to hand.  I can then copy it over to the hurting machine?  I don't want to break contact with team viewer - many thanks  ;).
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Re: Disappearing Panel
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 05:50:22 pm »
A copy of the default panel config file can be found at:-
/usr/share/lxpanel/profile/Peppermint/panels/panel

copy it, but DO NOT remove it .. that's the master copy that gets copied when you set up a new user on the computer.

I'd suggest you remove all 3 of those files and then copy the master copy there.
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cp -v /usr/share/lxpanel/profile/Peppermint/panels/panel ~/.config/lxpanel/Peppermint/panels/panel
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Re: Disappearing Panel
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 05:55:08 pm »
Cheers Mark, I forgot about that.  l'll just COPY it across and delete the three files.  The LXPanel is a temperamental so and so.  As I said, I've disabled the auto backup and autosave in Gedit.  That should keep the Panel folder happy - I hope.  Thanks again  ;).
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Re: Disappearing Panel
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 05:58:05 pm »
no problem :)
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Re: Disappearing Panel
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 06:28:49 pm »
He is going to have to reinstall.  I had a look and his partition table.  He has about 6 duplicate ext4 partitions.  I don't know what he has done.  I know he didn't take the Live Disk out after installing and I think he has tried to reinstall Peppermint several times because he just booted to a Live session.  God only knows why he is hanging on to the NTFS partition with an XP installation on it.  I told him to dump it.  Its a mess.  I think it is best to wipe the HDD and start again.
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Re: Disappearing Panel
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 06:41:44 pm »
Good Idea, however I would leave XP in tact, you never know when you are going to need a really Awesome OS like Windows XP, after all its is one of the best windows ever made...  LMAO   :P
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Re: Disappearing Panel
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 07:40:36 pm »
Good Idea, however I would leave XP in tact, you never know when you are going to need a really Awesome OS like Windows XP, after all its is one of the best windows ever made...  LMAO   :P

XP is solid as a all around basic user frinedly OS but its no longer supported.
peppermint is also solid and is support LTS. I would dump XP also i believe
the team recommends a fresh install with out keeping other things booted
along side it. I had windows 7 on this thing and did a fresh install over it i was
glad i did everything worked smoothly out of the box that way,.

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Re: Disappearing Panel
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2015, 07:42:51 pm »
Yep, I have to agree.  It was the best alongside Window 98SE.  They never gave me any serious problems.  I think most people would agree, they gave good service.  They just got old and needed to to retired.  It is a real shame that their successors weren't of the same quality - bar Win 7 and even that has major flaws.  The rest are just plain atrocious  >:(
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Re: Disappearing Panel
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2015, 07:45:09 pm »
Yep, I have to agree.  It was the best alongside Window 98SE.  They never gave me any serious problems.  I think most people would agree, they gave good service.  They just got old and needed to to retired.  It is a real shame that their successors weren't of the same quality - bar Win 7 and even that has major flaws.  The rest are just plain atrocious  >:(!


I have a sweet spot for older OS's especially os8 and 9 from mac :D
I think windows 95 worked perfectly at the time. I prefer less eye candy too
i think most of the newer os;s add to much eye candy and focus on that
rather than how it operates. Especially vista horrible os.
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Re: Disappearing Panel
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2015, 07:47:08 pm »
and windows 8 and 8.1 are horrible. it looks like their cleaning up their mistakes on windows 10
but i wont know until i try i suppose. I like the UI though i must say.
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Re: Disappearing Panel
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2015, 08:31:52 pm »
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XP is solid as a all around basic user frinedly OS

I hear that all the time, but in reality we all know Win98 and WinXP were about as solid as a gas :)

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