you know... I wonder if this is data wipe issue?
when I install manually, while in Recovery, I just install as I have all of Pete's other ROMS. It does not prompt you, in Recovery, to wipe data and cache and I am 100% sure I wiped caches.. but not data. Could that really cause that 1 dumb issue? I find that hard to believe just because the rest of the ROM seems to functions fine when I boot up. I just have no notification bar.
and we know that when you install via ROM Manager, it prompts you to wipe data and cache and I think, in retrospect and looking back, I think I only wiped cache and not data. I think. I am not 100% sure, but I think now the selection box was just wipe caches. Again, could that really cause this one glitch if that was the error I made?