Why does GNOME panel open up when I launch UNITY 2D instead of Unity panel? This I am starting to see from last 2 days, any idea how to fix this?

  • I only see it when I run the command gnome-panel at the command prompt. So I think you need to make sure that gnome-panel isn't running.
    – jrg
    Feb 2 '11 at 13:59

Well finally solved, I needed to do the following

  1. gnome-panel --replace
  2. unity-2d-launcher &
  3. Save the session and logout

What's likely happening is that gnome-panel is set to run on login, and as such it'll automatically start every time you log into GNOME. So, what you can do is to open up Startup Application Preferences (AKA gnome-session-properties), and check for something that has a you don't know what it is, then you want "Edit" that item, and see what comes up.


Keep going through the list until you find the gnome-panel command tucked away somewhere.

  • I don't have gnome-panel set to run at startup, this is the first thing I verified. Not sure why this issue is coming. Is there a way to kill gnome-panel I tried kill but it kept restarting.
    – Madhava
    Feb 2 '11 at 14:34
  • Hmm. I'd run killall gnome-panel - that worked for me once I started it.
    – jrg
    Feb 2 '11 at 14:35
  • No matter how many times I execute killall gnome-panel even with sudo as well it still keeps coming again and again :(
    – Madhava
    Feb 2 '11 at 14:40

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