The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon I’ve successfully upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 which is still in Beta, so it is not meant for everyday use, just for testing and finding out bugs … As is to be expected, at this early stage of the release process, there are known bugs that users may run into with the new unreleased image. The thing is that after upgrading I don’t see any menu at all …  All I can see is a screen which has the contents of the desktop folder … So I did the following:

–> Right click on the desktop -> Create launcher

….enter a ‘name’ and ‘gnome-terminal‘ for ‘command’

This way we have an icon that gives us access to a terminal…

–> I ran ‘gnome-panel‘ from CLI (it works okay with ‘unity‘ )

If you do not have ubuntu desktop installed (for some reason) you can install it using:

[pensacola@pensacola-tech ~]# sudo apt-get install unity


[pensacola@pensacola-tech ~]# sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

After that I was able to access main menu, applications and so on…

Except Graphics and Display issues there are also some issues with Networking & WiFi – wireless connection fails when switching to a virtual console. (656757).

The stable release comes out at the end of this month! :-)