FinPat
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All icons and menu items missing after update

Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:32 am

Hello

Run the update today and after restart almost all icons and pictures are missing.
Also on the menu bar all items are super thin and only showing a line when mouse over.

Cant find any similar with search to my problem.
See attached image how it looks at the desktop at this moment.
It is the same if i use VNC or Teamviewer.

Any pointing to where i can find the solution to get it back to normal without reinstalling would be appreciated.
As i use it for my weather station to update my homepage.
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MaxK1
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:23 am

Only time I have seen those symptoms is when there is some kind of problem with my primary storage device - in my case /dev/sda.
Does dmesg show any errors on the sd card or did the update/upgrade show any errors?
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FinPat
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:39 pm

Hello

As far as i remember there was no errors when updating the PI.

Also cant see any error in demsg either.

Is there a way of getting the screen back?
Or is it reinstall that i have to do?

R

Megosalat
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:06 am

Try to sudo update and sudo upgrade again. I had same problem. Guess installation of update was failed

MaxK1
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:45 am

Is the SD card full?
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FinPat
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:25 am

Hello

Sudo update and sudo upgrade done several times and no changes.

According to file manager there is 7.7GB free space on SD card.
Also all icons in file manager is gone.

R

JakeHarrison92
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:52 pm

Did you manage to fix this issue? Currently having the exact same problem.

FinPat
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:36 am

Problem is still not resolved for me.
If you come up with some information on how to resolve it please shared it

R,
FinPat

marco.paggioro
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:44 pm

Same problem -.-


jamesh
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:28 pm

Suggestion:

move the .local folder in your user root folder to somewhere else as a backup.

e.g.

cd /home/pi
mv .local .oldlocal

Restart
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Ganderson65w
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:52 pm

That doesn’t work for me.

If it was meant to produce a new version of .local it didn’t. Can see .oldlocal so did do move correctly.

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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:23 pm

Ganderson65w wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:52 pm
That doesn’t work for me.

If it was meant to produce a new version of .local it didn’t. Can see .oldlocal so did do move correctly.
OK, will see what else we can come up with. Not sure if it is meant to produce a new .local folder.
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FinPat
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:09 pm

Hello all reading this.

Today i did the update/upgrade and all my icons and menus are back

Now looking normal again

R

FinPat

JakeHarrison92
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:24 pm

Didn't work for me, even with a reboot

PhilBr
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:33 pm

I had that problem but with a Ubuntu system - not on a Pi.
This fixed it:

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get update
sudo dpkg --configure -a
hth
Phil

Ganderson65w
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:51 am

Icons and menu items reappeared after update & upgrade.

All OK now.

BlackKnight_UK
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:55 am

I installed a fresh download of Raspbian two days ago (2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch.zip) onto a Pi Zero W.

When I booted this morning it said it had updated to the latest version and I have no main menu icon, the raspberry has gone - the menu is there but I couldn't see it until I changed the icon from the properties menu.

My wifi icon has changed to a LAN one. The other icons are there still.

Not as drastic as losing all the icons but still annoying.

RLBgator
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:30 pm

I'm in the same boat as BlackKnight_UK; fresh install from NOOBS, then update - raspberry icon missing from now-narrow Menu button, and wi-fi icon switched. I'm also experiencing what I can only call "missing chrome." Menus and windows missing borders, sometimes immovably stuck to top of screen. Little weirdnesses.

rmiles7721
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Fri May 04, 2018 8:59 pm

I'm currently having the same problem. Any update on this? Tried the couple of things listed above and they have not worked for me.

wizofe
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:50 am

Hey @rmiles7721. Can you confirm that happens in the vanilla Raspbian? A solution for you is the following: :geek:

```
$ wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/ma ... _armhf.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i libfm4_1.3.0.2-1_armhf.deb
```

It seems that the latest `pcmanfm` library solves the issue.

DavidHaworth
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:12 am

Installed image Ubuntu Mate 118.04 and no top or bottom menus or icons were displayed in the black bands.

Tried the updates & upgrades with no success.

Cursor changed to vertical line in upper left corner.
Right click, select Reset Panel, fixed the top and bottom menus and icons.
73 David WA9ONY

RailRodder22
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Re: All icons and menu items missing after update

Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:08 pm

Hi
This problem raised its ugly head again for me installing Buster on the new Pi 4. After the install did the usual update/upgrade, and the icons disappeared.
did a full compare between before and after and found this directory and sub-directories had lost the world readable attribute.(ls -lR /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0 )
Did "sudo chmod o+r /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0 -R", rebotted and all was good.
Steve G.

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