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I'm missing top and bottom panels in Natty. Googling for this the most common resolution is:

a@omnipresent ~ % gconftool-2 --shutdown
a@omnipresent ~ % rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel     
a@omnipresent ~ % pkill gnome-panel

However, this is not helping me. It does not bring the top and bottom panels back.

Is there something else that I should be trying?


No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 11.04
Release:    11.04
Codename:   natty
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Unity doesn't provide an additional panel. You can use an old gnome-panel. – Marco Daniel Sep 22 '11 at 16:28
@Marco how do I do that? – Omnipresent Sep 22 '11 at 16:31
@Achu I've updated the question with my release info. – Omnipresent Sep 22 '11 at 16:31
<kbd>ALT</kbd>+<kbd>2</kbd> insert gnome-panel – Marco Daniel Sep 22 '11 at 16:36
gnome-panel & works but I have to run that everytime I boot. I'll have to add it to my boot scripts. thanks – Omnipresent Sep 22 '11 at 16:42
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There was default Panel restore script Writen by PhrankDaChicken. You can find the full article from this -> blog

To use the PanelRestore script:

  1. Download this PanelRestore.tar.gz
  2. Extract it and run it by double clicking.
    It will ask you what do you want to do dialbox like this:

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Select "Restore default panel setting"

Never tested but hope it will help :)

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