Raspian missing menu bar [FIXED]

So Tyson and Tim have just got back from Malawi. We took out 5 Raspberry Pi computers for a new library that has been built in a school in Chigonere village.

One of the choices we made when designing the Pi set ups was to boot the OS from a USB stick rather than a partitioned SD card (see here for more on this).

Now on a couple of the Pi we had an issue during the week where the menu bar just vanished. With a bit of googling around (see this page for more) we figured out a solution:

$ sudo rm -r .config/lxpanel

$ startx

This deletes the existing user lxpanel config file and then restarts the x session, which then creates a fresh (and working) lxpanel config file. Job done!

Tim Greenwood

Tim currently works for Living Systems. His background is in psychology, and he has been working as a psychologist within education and the community for the last ten years. He recently gained a Masters of Arts in Management, Learning, and Leadership from Lancaster Business school focusing on the use of Action Research to promote curious and evolving ways of working with individuals, groups and organisations.

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Tim Greenwood

Tim currently works for Living Systems. His background is in psychology, and he has been working as a psychologist within education and the community for the last ten years. He recently gained a Masters of Arts in Management, Learning, and Leadership from Lancaster Business school focusing on the use of Action Research to promote curious and evolving ways of working with individuals, groups and organisations.