Fixing the missing LxPanel bug when direct accessing Raspberry Pi shell

Heya Guys,

If you followed our previous post (Direct SSH into Raspberry Pi in Headless Mode), you must have noticed that we were not able to get the lxpanel (the Start menu bar) of the Raspberry Pi and only the desktop was streamed. We had this tweak that solved the problem.

Once successfully SSHed into the Pi, run this command lxpanel instead of lxsession or startlxde. That will pull up only the lxpanel in the bottom as shown below:

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Now, click the terminal icon (3rd from left) from the Pi’s taskbar and another terminal window should pop open. Now, inside this, enter the command lxsession or startlxde and you should now be able to see the Pi’s desktop.

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Enjoy  🙂

3 thoughts on “Fixing the missing LxPanel bug when direct accessing Raspberry Pi shell

  1. This worked like a charm!
    Had no idea how to get the taskbar back! Just typing lxpanel in terminal of remote desktop did the job!

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