No shutdown button in Ubuntu
Sometimes when you are logged to Ubuntu, with no apparent reason, the shutdown button is simply not displayed.
This is something that bugged me since I’ve been using Ubuntu on my laptop and while I can shutdown/reboot the machine via shell I tried to find a solution to this weird bug, also if I don’t know the cause of it.
The problem presents itself with something like this :
Probably you don’t see anything in the image, this is exactly the problem nothing is displayed or grabbed images/text are displayed. Again I don’t know the root cause of this weird bug that has been around for quite some time but to solve this simply open up a terminal and issue the following command :
sudo killall gnome-panel
This will reset your GUI session and the button should be there again making it possible to reboot/shutdown the machine.
Nothing magic about this but it’s something that has been annooying me and thought to share.