Empty Menu in lxpanel

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Empty Menu in lxpanel

Postby k6b » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:47 pm

Hi,

I'm running Arch, recently updated to the newest lxpanel and lost my menu, but only when the menu is in the top position, anywhere else and it works just fine. I tried deleting the standard LXDE profile and making a new one, but to no avail. I should mention that I'm running Compiz as my WM, and the only error message I get when I start lxpanel from the terminal is "lxpanel: can't load netstat plugin" but I'm not sure if that's related. Let me know if more information is needed. Thanks!

-Kyle
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Re: Empty Menu in lxpanel

Postby lokeee » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:44 am

Same problem in PCLOS, after update menu button in top position brings up empty menu box from bottom position. Only happens on top position.
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Re: Empty Menu in lxpanel

Postby Fisch.666 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:01 pm

Just as a info, this is not a arch specific problem. I got the same problem at my debian testing:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=631263
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Re: Empty Menu in lxpanel

Postby rokytnji » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:40 am

Just something I installed to make editing Menu easier in LXDE.

http://antix.freeforums.org/better-script-for-xdg-menu-in-icewm-t2822.html

I don't know if this post will help any for lokeee , k6b , and Fisch.666 though.

My LXDE AntiX install has been upgraded recently ,(last couple of days), with
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apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade


with Debian Testing repos so I have the latest LXDE from Debian Wheezy.
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Re: Empty Menu in lxpanel

Postby rokytnji » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:31 am

Latest upgrade from Debian Testing to Lxpanel 5.8 gave me the same grief guys after latest apt-get dist-upgrade. lxpanel on top of Desktop Menu=empty. Place it on r/h side of Desktop. Menu works. Place it on Bottom of Desktop. Menu Works. Place it on l/h side of Desktop. Menu works. I run wbar on the bottom of Fluxbox with lxpanel preferably on top with conky on l/h side of desktop. So placing lxpanel somewhere besides on top of Desktop was not a option for me because I am not going to run wbar on top and lxpanel on the bottom. Just personal pref is all.

The way I went about fixing this pain in the butt was to download debian squeeze 5.6 version. Uninstall testing version 5.8 and dpkg -I the 5.6 version in squeeze that I downloaded. Lock that version so it would not upgrade. Then log out and back in . lxpanel placed on top of screen. Menu works right now.

I guess lxpanel 5.8 ain't ready for prime time yet. I read the bug reports first (there are a few already for August). No responses yet from lxde team.
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Re: Empty Menu in lxpanel

Postby Fisch.666 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:46 am

Same here, i've downgraded the lxpanel debian package back to 0.5.6-1 because there is also a bug in the battery applet which shows always a 100% load with 0.5.8-1:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=636868
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Re: Empty Menu in lxpanel

Postby amjjawad » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:41 am

Problem fixed with this package: lxpanel - 0.5.8-1ubuntu3

You need to update/upgrade your system and it should work. I'm using Lubuntu 11.10 now and that package fixed the issue.
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Re: Empty Menu in lxpanel

Postby cristianpark » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:46 pm

amjjawad wrote:Problem fixed with this package: lxpanel - 0.5.8-1ubuntu3

You need to update/upgrade your system and it should work. I'm using Lubuntu 11.10 now and that package fixed the issue.
I've upgrade the package from Arch repositories and I still have the bug if I put the menu on top position, in other places there is no problemImage and as the debian user said, the battery monitor always show 100% even if the battery drains out
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Re: Empty Menu in lxpanel

Postby Godwin » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:35 am

Got this problem aswell, using Arch Linux. Solved it by moving the whole panel to the bottom. ;-) But I'd prefer to have it at the top. Any suggestions?
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Re: Empty Menu in lxpanel

Postby rokytnji » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:27 pm

Godwin wrote:Got this problem aswell, using Arch Linux. Solved it by moving the whole panel to the bottom. ;-) But I'd prefer to have it at the top. Any suggestions?



Uninstall testing version 5.8 and dpkg -I the 5.6 version in squeeze that I downloaded.


Same here, i've downgraded the lxpanel debian package back to 0.5.6-1 because there is also a bug in the battery applet which shows always a 100% load with 0.5.8-1:


So if you noticed in our posts. We had to down grade our lxpanel from 0.5.8 to 0.5.6 to have menu working with panel on top.

@amjjawad . I dist-upgraded on

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# apt-history installed
2011-11-13 00:31:44 upgrade lxpanel 0.5.6-1 0.5.8-1
2011-11-13 00:31:44 status half-configured lxpanel 0.5.6-1
2011-11-13 00:31:44 status unpacked lxpanel 0.5.6-1
2011-11-13 00:31:44 status half-installed lxpanel 0.5.6-1
2011-11-13 00:31:44 status half-installed lxpanel 0.5.6-1
2011-11-13 00:31:44 status half-installed lxpanel 0.5.6-1
2011-11-13 00:31:45 status half-installed lxpanel 0.5.6-1
2011-11-13 00:31:45 status unpacked lxpanel 0.5.8-1
2011-11-13 00:31:45 status unpacked lxpanel 0.5.8-1
2011-11-13 00:33:28 status unpacked lxpanel 0.5.8-1
2011-11-13 00:33:29 status half-configured lxpanel 0.5.8-1
2011-11-13 00:33:29 status installed lxpanel 0.5.8-1



On my Motorcycle Shop Desktop with Fluxbox and LxPanel installed on it. This is a different setup than my Amrel Laptop.

And on 2011-11-13 Debian testing still has not fixed the empty menu issue yet in 0.5.8-1 yet. I guess Arch has not either from what I have read. I guess because you Lubuntu guys run Debian Unstable or The Ubuntu Dev are more on the ball since you say your version is fixed. :mrgreen:
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