Hello, thanks for the great game!
I'm using Dyson 1.20 on Ubuntu 8.10 on a laptop with external screens. First I started the game at work and it was running just fine. When I went home and tried to play it again, there was a blank area instead of info panel, I suspected a change in resolution (my home screen has lower resolution) but when I came back to work, there was still no info panel, just blank space.
So first time the game worked fine, on all other runs - no info panel.
Do you keep some options files, that I can try to delete?