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I'm running a Rasp Pi 2 and i've had noobs installed for about 3 months.

Recently Restarted my pi, by going to and shutdown then restart.

After the pi rebooted, I lost my desktop. I can Cntl+Alt+F1 to get to terminal. When I right click on the desktop, i get 7 options.

  • Terminal Emulator
  • Web Browser
  • Desktops > desktop 1 | add new desktop & remove last desktop
  • ObConf
  • Reconfigure
  • Restart
  • Exit

I've never seen this before. The only buttons that really do anything are Web Browser and Exit.

How do I get back to my desktop and why has this occurred?

PS. Please avoid suggesting formatting and reloading a new version of noobs, because I consider this a last resort.

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  • Really no body? smh. Dec 19, 2015 at 4:30
  • Did you do anything different/new on the last boot before it started doing this? Dec 19, 2015 at 16:15
  • @patrickcook Not a single thing. Dec 19, 2015 at 19:20
  • Hate to say it, but my guess is corrupted sd card. Dec 19, 2015 at 19:22
  • @patrickcook if it's corrupted, Can't you overwrite some file, to fix the issue? Dec 19, 2015 at 19:24

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I think your lxpanel has died! Whilst in the GUI run a "Terminal Emulator" and then try running lxpanel --profile LXDE-pi &. If that restores the panel all well and good, if not post up the error messages that appear and lets see if that gives any ideas...

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  • I'm sorry, it's too late, I already re-installed Noobs this morning. I really didn't think it would take this website 3 full days, and not to have an answer. I should of tried to Raspberry Pi forums instead. I'll upvote you for the effort. Dec 22, 2015 at 3:09
  • The Pi I used is headless so I didn't get around to looking at this until I was doing something else that needed me to run the Xephyr XServer-in-a-XServer on my PC...
    – SlySven
    Dec 22, 2015 at 3:16

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