I am using awesome-wm now, and was trying to get it working with gnome-shell. I have basically followed those steps: http://awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/Quickly_Setting_up_Awesome_with_Gnome#Ubuntu_11.10
But now I have two panels, one at the bottom and one at the top. Is there any way to get rid of one of those (preferring top panels). If that is not possible, is there a way to load the gnome-shell applets in the top panel? Now it's only displaying the time.