Archive for May, 2009

Fixing a missing Gnome top panel, in Ubuntu 9.04, Jaunty Jackalope

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

This morning, when trying to remove a duplicate icon from the Gnome panel on the top of my screen, I deleted the whole top panel, by mistake. It is not obvious how this is fixed. Like most Ubuntu users, I looked at some forums. Even with the top panel missing, you can bring up the applications menu from Alt-F1, or run a command from Alt-F2. I started up Firefox, and found a solution offered by Harvey Muller, who, in helping someone else with the same problem, deleted his top panel to see how to fix it. His solution, which worked fine for me, is here: (more…)

Ubuntu 9.04 on Dell XPS m1530 and Inspiron 1420n

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) on two Dell laptops, the XPS m1530, and an Inspiron 1420n. Both installations went smoothly. (more…)