I am having a similar problem. What was your solution?
I have a wordpress hosted blog using the BLIX theme and it works great!
I installed a new wordpress 2.1.2 ? (AYK 2.1.1 has a major security issue) on my own server (using fantastico) and everything is great except when I publish a page, I don’t get the navigation buttons on the home page.
I have tried a fresh unzip and overwrite, for both blix theme 0.91 and 2.1.2, but get the same results.
It does seem to be the theme related, because if I use “Pool” theme I get the page buttons, although they are bunched up and not in a line as normal.
I’ve removed any plug-ins or any edits.
Is this a new 2.1.2 issue?
Can I manually enter some code to force some of the page buttons?
I also have no sidebar widget. I only mention that in case it is a clue to the navigation button problem.