I just installed Loki and the "The Panel" at the top of the screen disappeared.

All I've done since I install Loki and before it disappeared is run:

sudo apt-get udpate
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

and unchecked a few things that were default in the "Dock." I did a little bit of exploring, even clicking on elements in "The Panel" to see what there was to see. I did not change any of the settings. I had Loki installed for less than 30 minutes before this happened.

What did I do to cause this problem? How do I get it back?

2 Answers 2


Open a terminal type wingpanel. This will start wingpanel process and wingpanel will appear.


To the best of my knowledge what solved this problem was rebooting the computer.

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