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After getting past this hurdle: gnome-panel will not start after running purge command i seem to ave lost appmenu. All of the packages related to it have been installed, however it does not show up in the 'add to panel' menu. Do i need to enable something else in order to see it?

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Are you sure that you have installed ubuntu desktop?If not install it first sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop – karthick87 Nov 24 '10 at 19:55
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This will give you a default set of panels:

gconftool-2 --shutdown
rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
pkill gnome-panel
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Try restating the panel,

killall gnome-panel

If the above command din help you,add a new panel.Right click that panel and select Add to Panel

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From the drop down list select Menu Bar and click add..It will bring the Application Menu.There is also a Alternative for Gnome Panel Menu Bar

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sudo is not necessary here. – Jacob Peddicord Nov 24 '10 at 20:09

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