Author Topic: Lost top Gnome2 menu  (Read 1994 times)

Dodge Ram

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Lost top Gnome2 menu
« on: May 29, 2013, 01:48:07 PM »
I did a update yesterday and I lost my top Gnome2 menu. The only way I can shut the system down is ctrl alt delete. How can I logout in the terminal to get to the login screen? I have it set to auto login.  Later when I have time I am going to look in the add remove software to see if I can re-install the menu manager or re-install all of gnome2. I know if I press Alt F2 I get Run option, but, there is no log out option. Thanks, gotta go to bed.Maybe I should give up on Gnome and start using Xfce.

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Re: Lost top Gnome2 menu
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 01:57:21 PM »
I seem to recall seeing the same issues on the #! forums ... Since I do not use or have gnome2 I am at a loss... You may want to check over there
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tlinsley

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Re: Lost top Gnome2 menu
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 02:09:34 AM »
.... How can I logout in the terminal to get to the login screen?

Disclaimer: I don't currently run gnome, so cannot verify this.  But...

I believe the command to logoff via terminal is:
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/usr/bin/gnome-session-save --kill
Hope that helps.   ;)

Dodge Ram

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Re: Lost top Gnome2 menu
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 11:16:16 AM »
No that didn't work. No big deal. Thanks

tlinsley

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Re: Lost top Gnome2 menu
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 04:48:52 PM »
Sorry to hear that.   I believe that command requires sudo, in case you didn't try it.

Here are other alternatives which also require sudo.

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gnome-session-quit

jgnome-session-save --force-logout


And a few that should not.


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kill -9 -1

dbus-send --session --type=method_call --print-reply --dest=org.gnome.SessionManager /org/gnome/SessionManager org.gnome.SessionManager.Logout uint32:1


Good luck.

Dodge Ram

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Re: Lost top Gnome2 menu
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 08:25:32 PM »
Thanks anyway. I killed Gnome2. I am starting to use Xfce. Thanks