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Menu missing after install (SOLVED)
« on: June 25, 2016, 05:12:46 pm »
I just upgraded to version 7 and the Whisker menu and task bar, that I've been looking forward to, are missing!   What is odd is that hey show up if I log in as guest but as myself, nothing.

I've been using "6" for awhile now with no problems. The only thing I can think of is that about a month ago I tried to install the Whisker menu with no luck - maybe there are some config files that are interfering?

Help!

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« Last Edit: June 26, 2016, 06:00:47 pm by toddgrim »

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Re: Menu missing after install
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2016, 06:23:56 pm »
Hi todd. When you say you "upgraded", is this a fresh installation of Peppermint 7? Did you keep the same HOME partition from your old Peppermint 6?

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Re: Menu missing after install
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2016, 09:39:41 pm »
Thanks murraymint, yes, I didn't do anything with Home. I'm guessing someting lingers there but what, and how to find it I have no idea.

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Re: Menu missing after install
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2016, 09:44:33 pm »
Yes, it's not a good idea to reuse your Home partition like that. You should make a separate one for Peppermint 7 (or just install it with everything in the one partition).
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Re: Menu missing after install
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2016, 10:15:12 pm »
So the whole bottom panel is missing ?

Does it start if you run:
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xfce4-panel
?

What's the output from:
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ls -a ~/.config/xfce4/panel

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Re: Menu missing after install
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2016, 04:00:05 am »
PCNetpec, Yes and yes. I was able to open up a terminal and the command brought up the panel nice as could be,

Next question, past experience tells me the minute I close the terminal the panel will be gone too. . .how do I make it "stick"?

It's late so I'll get the output later today if you need it.

BTW-I am really happy with Peppermint0s. The laptop I installed 6, and now 7, on has been fussy with other linux distros but Peppermint has been flawless. Now that I have the xfce panel with whisker I couldn't be happier! Thanx

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Re: Menu missing after install
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2016, 06:17:59 am »
Okay, run:
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cp -v ~/.config/lxsession/Peppermint/desktop.conf ~/.config/lxsession/Peppermint/desktop.conf.bak
then
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cp -vf /etc/xdg/lxsession/Peppermint/desktop.conf ~/.config/lxsession/Peppermint/desktop.conf
now run
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peppermint-logout
and log off/on

Did the panel autostart this time ?



FYI, starting the panel with
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nohup xfce4-panel
then closing the terminal with the X top right, would leave the panel running.
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Re: Menu missing after install
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2016, 02:01:35 pm »
Thanx PCNetSpec, Nailed it! All is now well!

tho for some reason the "Log Out" and "All Settings" buttons on the upper right of the menu are grayed out and not working. . .if it's not one thing it's another!

But everything else is working perfectly, love me some Peppermint!

Now to bug the Whisker folks. . .

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Re: Menu missing after install
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2016, 02:27:00 pm »
Okay, to reset the xfce4-panel (and whiskermenu) to defaults .. open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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xfce4-panel --quit
then
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mv ~/.config/xfce4/panel ~/.config/xfce4/panel.old
then
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cp -r /etc/skel/.config/xfce4/panel ~/.config/xfce4/panel
then
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nohup xfce4-panel
now close the terminal with the X top right.

are those buttons working now ?



A quick note to help switching between windows whilst the panel isn't running - you can use Alt+Tab to switch between open windows ;)
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Re: Menu missing after install
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2016, 04:07:53 pm »
Again, thanks for your patience!

I followed your instructions and everything reset to defaults - except. . .the two buttons in question are still grayed out. I compared this with my other computer with whisker (Manjaro/XFCE) and everything looks the same.
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Re: Menu missing after install
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2016, 04:19:36 pm »
Okay let's try doing it the graphical way

Right-click the menu button

select "Properties"

select the "Commands" tab

make sure all of these are ticked, and have the right command

All Settings: peppermint-settings-panel
Lock Screen: xflock4
Switch Users: lxsession switch-users
Logout: peppermint-logout
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Re: Menu missing after install
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2016, 05:56:32 pm »
The clearly brilliant admin for Peppermint scores!  :)

That did it! Settings and logout both had xfce4 instead of peppermint.

It's always nice to work with someone who really knows their stuff.

Thanx
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Re: Menu missing after install (SOLVED)
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2016, 06:52:58 pm »
You're most welcome :)

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Re: Menu missing after install (SOLVED)
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2016, 07:10:03 pm »
Same thing here - fresh install completely for me so maybe settings aren't being inserted correctly on install. Worth a check to see what is happening or you may put new users off.
Started a terminal and rebooted but will follow these instructions next time I boot into there.

Otherwise first glance seems to be a very good system you've put together.

Peppermint 6 was a high standard to beat, been almost a year since I last had to log in here to ask anything, it all 'just worked out of the box' hopefully this is even better.