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On 13-Aug, several LXDE-related packages were installed in my Siduction Linux system. All of these updates came from the Debian repos. Now, lxpanel is not started when I log in, so I have no panel icons nor menus.

On 15-Aug, several more LXDE components were upgraded, and I hoped that these would fix my problem. But, they didn't.

If I manually start lxpanel, it starts without errors, but the panel displayed is completely blank.

Has anyone seen similar problems?

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I had the same problem and solved it by uninstalling lxpanel 0.5.12-2 and installing the previous one: lxpanel 0.5.10-1.deb and libmenu-cache1.deb (downloaded here http://packages.debian.org/stable/lxpanel). I hope you are able to do that...

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  • Thank you as well, Enzo. As Raphael Ahrens surmises, I am unable to do that. I am apparently too far down the upgrade path to a new version of LXDE. Several packages depend on the newer versions, while older packages depend on packages that have been removed, entirely. What a mess!
    – Tim
    Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 18:23
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open your terminal and type as

sudo apt-get install --reinstall lxpanel

then restart your PC.

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  • Thank you for the tip, but it did not work.
    – Tim
    Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 16:15
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The problem was apparently bugs in the lxde packages. The following upgrade resolved the errors. The packages upgraded became available this afternoon, after I asked the original question:

Commandline: apt-get dist-upgrade Install: lxsession-data:amd64 (0.4.9.2-1+siduction1, automatic), lxsession-edit:amd64 (0.4.9.2-1+siduction1), lxsession-logout:amd64 (0.4.9.2-1+siduction1, automatic) Upgrade: libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.36.4-1, 2.37.5-0r0), lxlauncher:amd64 (0.2.2-3+b0~pre2, 0.2.2-3+b0~pre3), lxsession:amd64 (0.4.9.2-1, 0.4.9.2-1+siduction1), lxpanel:amd64 (0.5.12-2, 0.5.12-2+siduction1)

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I had a similar problem in my Debian Jessie. I removed the lxpanel, lxsession, lxterminal, lxsession-default-apps and openbox folders under .config directory. After that lxpanel started again normally and everything was back to default settings.
So it seems that some configuration fileformat was changed in an update. My quess would be lxsession but I can't verify any more.

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