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#1 MrDutch

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 02:32 PM

Greetings all,

 

Recently I've performed a system / package upgrade, using the Synaptic Package Manager. This process seem to went smoothly, but during the following system boot Bodhi kept hanging during the startup of Moksha (the bobbles below the blue Moksha logo switch from color and that's about it).

 

I've booted in recovery mode and reinstalled Moksha (apt-get remove moksha, apt-get update & apt-get install moksha). After continuing the boot process and logging in it took a while when Mokha's startup was finished, but as a result I got an empty desktop (default dark-grey one with the Bodhi logo) without any menu shelves, so there's nothing there to activate. Does this means that all my desktop settings are gone?

 

To make sure there were no drive space issue's, I performed the df -h command:

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev 1,8G 0 1,8G 0% /dev
tmpfs 356M 5,5M 351M 2% /run
/dev/sdb1 157G 24G 126G 16% /
tmpfs 1,8G  0K 1,8G 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 5,0M 4,0K 5,0M 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 1,8G 0 1,8G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup

Is there a way to recover my desktop settings?

Thanks for any help :)

 

- Dutch





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#2 Jeff

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:43 PM

Just to be sure I understand what you are seeing - you are simply seeing a desktop background, not shelves or anything like that? Does deleting / renaming your ~/.e folder help?

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#3 MrDutch

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:24 PM

Thanks for the welcome Jeff, I enjoy the speed and ease of use of Bodhi :)

 

To answer your questions. Yes, I see a static desktop without any menu shelves. Also right clicking with the working mouse pointer activates nothing.

I ran sudo rm -r ~/.e but this folder was already gone (the desktop settings as well?)

 

What I forgot to mention, I also ran the 'Repair broken packages' option within the 'Recovery menu', but there was nothing to repair.

 

 

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 07:15 AM

Thanks for the welcome Jeff, I enjoy the speed and ease of use of Bodhi :)

 

To answer your questions. Yes, I see a static desktop without any menu shelves. Also right clicking with the working mouse pointer activates nothing.

I ran sudo rm -r ~/.e but this folder was already gone (the desktop settings as well?)

 

What I forgot to mention, I also ran the 'Repair broken packages' option within the 'Recovery menu', but there was nothing to repair.

 

 

- Dutch

 

Just small catch, and sorry for blunt answer,

 

in Bodhi, menus are activated by "Left click".  ;)

 

But, if You have run the "sudo rm -r ~/.e", or the .e folder already gone,

 

It is gone for good, sorry. :wacko:

 

Time to rebuilt Your desktop from catch. ;)



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 01:29 PM

What may have occured also, is the the modules may just have been turned off.  Probably too late to check that. edit- I saw the .e folder was missing in your prior post. So probably not the modules.


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#6 Indraraja Purbosatryo

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 01:35 PM

Also right clicking with the working mouse pointer activates nothing.

 

As far as I know,

Right clicking anywhere on the screen is the mouse shortcut key of your Favorites Menus.

By default (I mean fresh installation), you will have zero saved favorites menu.

 

I refer to this link http://www.bodhilinu...e-menu-system/#

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:01 PM

Since your .e folder is missing and not automagically rebuilt on reboot your desktop is crippled. You might try the following command in a tty:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall bodhi-deskop

Use CTRL + ALT + F1 to go to a tty.  When done type 'sudo reboot' and you should come back in a default moksha desktop.

 

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