Feisty Fawn deleted top panel and can't restore default

Asked by geniusbow on 2007-06-06

I am running Ubuntu 7.04.

I accidentally deleted the default top panel and, while I can add a new panel and icons to it, I don't know how to add the pull-down menus that were there by default. I have tried typing:

sudo rm ~/.gnome2

as suggested in a previous string but this just gives me a blank panel.

Ideally, I would like simply to restore the default settings - is there any way to do this?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Best Utkarshraj Atmaram (utcursch) said : #1

Hi, thanks for your question.

Please go to the command line and execute these three comands:

gnome-session-remove gnome-panel
gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
gnome-panel &

(You can go to the command line by typing Alt+F2 and running gnome-terminal)

geniusbow (geniusbow) said : #2

Thanks Utkarshraj Atmaram, that solved my question.

kadir (kadir-ceran) said : #3

 Thank you Utkarshraj Atmaram . This was worked for me too

Thanks from me to.

I went from "Oh Nooo! What do I do now?" to "problem solved" after two minutes googling.

- Roger

Dounia MILLIMONO (dmillimono) said : #5

Thank you for your help !

Worked for me to on Ubuntu 7.10.

I was trying to add more items to the top panel (e.g. weather report) and it made the other ones disappear. I finally added the weather report to the bottom panel. Note that I now have the User Switcher and the Search deskbar applet, which had not been activated when I upgraded to Gutsy.

jc (jcolley) said : #6

 Thanks Utkarshraj Atmaram for the tip.


munsingh (munsingh) said : #7

Thanks Atmaram. Your tip solved mine problem too. This worked for SLED 10 as well.

Damitha (mailtodam) said : #8

Thanks Utkarshraj Atmaram!

kimbaudi (kimbaudi) said : #9

Thank you Utkarshraj Atmaram. Just like Dounia MILLIMONO, I am running Ubuntu 7.10 and your solution has completely restored my top panel. I just installed Ubuntu a few days ago and I am currently messing with it as much as possible (including deleting the top panel). I absolutely love the fact that I can play around with Ubuntu (without fear) because I can always google for community support to learn more about it. (Besides, I can always reinstall if necessary.) I just wanted to know how you were able to find out about this solution. Is there a particular book that you have read? Did you have a mentor that schooled you along the way? Any feedback would be great.

PetraS (petralts) said : #10

Just for informations sake: I am using Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) and this also worked for me.

lmathie (lmathie) said : #11

Thanks, Utkarshraj Atmaram! This worked for me in Debian 5.0 too. :)

Thank you Utkarshraj Atmaram for the wonderful fix.

athaualpa (speelos) said : #13

Dear Utkarshraj Atmaram,

I read your following recomendation:

gnome-session-remove gnome-panel
gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
gnome-panel &

Nevertheless, I use Ubuntu LTS 12.04 where I installed gnome desktop and I got an error message:

gnome-session-remove: command not found

Do I have to use another sintax to solve the very same problem (restore the gnome menu as default, with the network, sound and other icons by default)

Thanks a lot in advance!

Edgar from Mexico