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    Cool I need my Panel back!

    My computer is running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and I have The GNOME Panel 2.22.2, whatever that is. Yesterday, I accidentally moved or deleted part of the uppermost panel on my desktop. Now, what is missing are the links to Applications, Places and System. Can someone tell me how I can get them back? Also, I would like to upgrade to the newest version of Ubuntu, 8.10 Desktop. Would that upgrade fix things for me?

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    Re: I need my Panel back!

    Quote Originally Posted by MoreCowBell View Post
    My computer is running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and I have The GNOME Panel 2.22.2, whatever that is. Yesterday, I accidentally moved or deleted part of the uppermost panel on my desktop. Now, what is missing are the links to Applications, Places and System. Can someone tell me how I can get them back? Also, I would like to upgrade to the newest version of Ubuntu, 8.10 Desktop. Would that upgrade fix things for me?
    If you right click on the panel, go to add to panel, and add back window list, and main menu. And for firefox just drag it to the panel.

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    Re: I need my Panel back!

    Press ALT+F2 and in the run dialog box, type "gnome-terminal" then click on Run.

    When the Terminal window opens, enter the command:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gconf2
    Code:
    gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
    Then enter:
    Code:
    rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
    And enter one more command:
    Code:
    pkill gnome-panel

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    Re: I need my Panel back!

    Also, I would like to upgrade to the newest version of Ubuntu, 8.10 Desktop. Would that upgrade fix things for me?
    I'd advise you to be patient for like another month or two, as you are new.
    Ubuntu Release 12.04
    Kernel Linux 3.0.0-16-generic
    Pentium dual core 3.00GHz

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    Re: I need my Panel back!

    Quote Originally Posted by cdtech View Post
    Press ALT+F2 and in the run dialog box, type "gnome-terminal" then click on Run.

    When the Terminal window opens, enter the command:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gconf2
    Code:
    gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
    Then enter:
    Code:
    rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
    And enter one more command:
    Code:
    pkill gnome-panel
    Thank you so much, cdtech! I did exactly as you told me to do and it worked perfectly! About halfway through the fix, I began to worry because all of my panels disappeared, but, in the end, all was restored like new. How do you do it? You must be a programmer or something. I am amazed! Thanks again, cdtech. You know your stuff.

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    Re: I need my Panel back!

    Quote Originally Posted by MoreCowBell View Post
    You must be a programmer or something.
    Not necessarily. he just knows which applications do what. The steps given to you did the following:
    1. install gconf2 ( a configuration tool for gnome)
    2. use this installed tool to set all your preferences back to default for the application 'panel'
    3. rm -rf (is dangerous it means "remove everything below this without prompting") and then your settings folder for the panel
    4. then pkill is probably process kill. This means the application gnome-panel will be closed (and restarted presumably) No programming required, just some prior knowledge!


    I am sure that after a year of use you will give some advice to another fellow, who may think you must be a programmer too!

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    Re: I need my Panel back!

    Quote Originally Posted by MoreCowBell View Post
    Thank you so much, cdtech! I did exactly as you told me to do and it worked perfectly! About halfway through the fix, I began to worry because all of my panels disappeared, but, in the end, all was restored like new. How do you do it? You must be a programmer or something. I am amazed! Thanks again, cdtech. You know your stuff.
    Your welcome, I've just been around.

    Good Luck....

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    Smile Re: I need my Panel back!

    Quote Originally Posted by cdtech View Post
    Press ALT+F2 and in the run dialog box, type "gnome-terminal" then click on Run.

    When the Terminal window opens, enter the command:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gconf2
    Code:
    gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
    Then enter:
    Code:
    rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
    And enter one more command:
    Code:
    pkill gnome-panel
    Now I need to say that this issue has been solved. There must be a link to do that properly or a process somehow. I'm not sure how to say that the problem has been solved so I am saying it right here. Thanks for your help everyone.

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    Re: I need my Panel back!

    Quote Originally Posted by MoreCowBell View Post
    Now I need to say that this issue has been solved. There must be a link to do that properly or a process somehow. I'm not sure how to say that the problem has been solved so I am saying it right here. Thanks for your help everyone.
    At the top of the thread, you should see a menu that says 'Thread Tools'. Click on that and a menu will drop down. One of the choices should be 'Mark this thread as solved'. That's it. And welcome to the forums and Ubuntu!

    /Kevin

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    Re: I need my Panel back!

    Quote Originally Posted by cdtech View Post
    Press ALT+F2 and in the run dialog box, type "gnome-terminal" then click on Run.

    When the Terminal window opens, enter the command:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gconf2
    Code:
    gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
    Then enter:
    Code:
    rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
    And enter one more command:
    Code:
    pkill gnome-panel

    Hey, I didn't need the
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gconf2
    with Intrepid.

    Btw, cdtech. Thanks!

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