netbook remix restarts sans user interface after switching desktop mode

Bug #366422 reported by Jason Pettitt on 2009-04-24
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Ubuntu Netbook Remix
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Bug Description

I'm going to re-report bug #366109 here as I don't think it's in a place where it's likely to get picked up by the right people and I'm not sure how to move it under the noses of the Netbook Remix Team. Apologies if this is unnecessary or rude.

The bug is evident on my eee pc 901 and Neil's Inspiron Mini 9 after a fresh install of Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04. It is readily reproducible, easily stumbled upon and renders the PC all but unusable.

If the computer is switched from the Netbook Remix Interface to Classic Desktop mode using the desktop mode switcher (System >> Administration >> Switch Desktop Mode) and then restarted from the classic desktop the user finds him/her self stranded in a kind of desktop limbo without obvious means of escape. There are no interface elements except pointer and wall paper and the computer is rendered pretty much useless.

Right clicking and creating a new launcher to trigger the command: desktop-switcher provides a messy work around that can help recover some user interface.

Jason Pettitt (jay-mrjay) wrote :

This would also appear to be the same behavior described in Question #66076.

VladIonescu (vladimir-ionescu) wrote :

I was able to work out an workaround. First I created a launcher on the desktop with the command gnome-panel. Executing it restores the menu bars. Then I opened System->Preferences->Startup Applications and added gnome-panel and gnome-wm. After restarting the machine everything seemed normal.

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