Linux Mint 17.3, Intel graphics chipset, Dell Inspiron 15R
Broken: (example: 2.69.7 4b206af, see splash screen)
Blender Edge 2.79 (Dec 30, 2017)
Short description of error
Layers selection buttons not showing in 3D view options when switching to object mode.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Not sure if this triggered it or not, however it's what I did most recently. Went into edit mode to duplicate and separate part of an object into it's own object. Then switched to object mode. The box for changing layers did not come back into the menu-bar for the 3D View viewport.