I have fresh installation of Elementary OS and have a problem that can't handle.

After system boot I have login page and when I type my password, login page dissapear, there is only wallpaper nothing more, no top toolbar and dock.

I've reinstalled pantheon also rename /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop to /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.disabled doesn't help.

Have you any suggestions to resolve it? Thanks in advance

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A similar thing happens with me, but after maybe 1min/30sec it appears all normal. I thing this only happen when i installed the nvidia graphics??? i really don't remember. Wait sometime like me to see if it appears.


You can try to do sudo service lightdm restart from terminal (you can access it by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1. This will restart the display manager.

You can also try another solution taken from here.

Uninstall pantheon:

sudo apt-get remove pantheon

Reinstall it:

sudo apt-get install pantheon

And then reboot:

sudo reboot

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