I am using elementary OS Freya and the wingpanel is missing. Only the dock is showing. No other option for application, shutdown, volume control, is displayed. The whole wingpanel is missing. Please help me to resolve this issue. I do not want to reinstall the OS.
Open terminal and run:
sudo apt-get install indicator-applet sudo apt-get install indicator-application sudo apt-get install indicator-applet-complete
If that not working,
Make sure the
/etc/xdg/autostart/indicator-[name].desktop file contains
For example,Open terminal and run:
sudo nano /etc/xdg/autostart/indicator-datetime.desktop
Then output should be like this:
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Indicator Date & Time Exec=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-datetime/indicator-datetime-service OnlyShowIn=Unity;GNOME;Pantheon; NoDisplay=true StartupNotify=false Terminal=false AutostartCondition=GNOME3 unless-session gnome X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=indicator-datetime
even I had the problem mentioned above. However the solution mentioned above did not work for me.
This answer, however, did solve the issue : https://elementaryos.stackexchange.com/a/2988/5253
To quote :
If you have, by any chance, tried to install Synapse / indicator-search then this could be the reason as some versions are known to break WingPanel.
You should be able to uninstall it by typing (in Terminal):
sudo apt-get remove indicator-synapse
Restart and check if it has any effect.
If yes and you added a PPA just for this, you should also remove the PPA.