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I'd like to find out which process is responsible for Unity panel and launcher.. In case I'd like to close one of them, which process to I have to kill?

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they are a both part of the unity compiz plug in, so stop compiz, also you can't have one at the time. –  Uri Herrera Jun 5 '11 at 6:10
    
@UriHerrera I suggest you make this an answer. –  htorque Jun 5 '11 at 8:08

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Both Unity and the Launcher are part of the Unity Compiz plug-in, so to kill Unity , terminate compiz from the System Monitor.

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However you can't Kill compiz and have the Launcher or Unity running.

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oh, that explains a lot of things! thanks! –  Martin Zeltin Jun 5 '11 at 9:16
    
Disabling Unity Compiz plugin also worked! –  Martin Zeltin Jun 5 '11 at 9:43

If you have compiz config manager installed, you can disable unity plugin, witch also results in killing unity.

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I think you would have to modify the compiz unity plugin to achieve that... –  Martin Zeltin Jun 5 '11 at 9:17

Why not just stop logging into the unity desktop and start using the "Ubuntu:Classic" option which gives you the old Ubuntu 10.10 style panel and menu configuration? Than you can easily remove unity and/or any associated plugins from Synaptic Manager without risking crashing your system due to Unity still running in the background.

Log Out and choose "Ubuntu:Classic" at the bottom of the screen as the desktop you want to login to.

Login Manager in System Settings: and choose "Ubuntu:Classic" from a drop down menu for your all future logins if that's what you want.

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