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January 18th, 2011, 11:48 AM
hey this is probably a vey silly 1, but I've been trying to solve it for a while now and failed.

I've accidentally deleted the panel with all shortcuts. I've restored everything except the network manager, 'cause I can't find it anywhere, and this is damn inconvenient! I've run Network connections instead, but this is not the same thing for some reason. Also Ubuntu Center of Applications doesn't provide the link to its location for some reason (unlike other applicaitons).

I'm runnning Ubuntu 10.10, Gnome 2.30.2

January 18th, 2011, 11:58 AM
I think that if you start a GNOME session (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnome_%28software%29) you should see the network manager in the Ubuntu menu.

Otherwise you have the option of replacing the default network manager with a software called Wicd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicd). Here's (http://www.liberiangeek.net/2010/08/network-manager-trouble-replace-wicd-network-manager-ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx/) a short tutorial in how to do it.

January 18th, 2011, 12:12 PM
To reset panels to default open a terminal

gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel
rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
then enter
pkill gnome-panel
you should be back to normal then.

January 18th, 2011, 02:13 PM
Or you could try running
nm-applet &in a terminal, then go to System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications and tick the nm-applet check box to have it autostart on boot

January 18th, 2011, 02:26 PM
right click on panel..->add to panel->notification area

January 19th, 2011, 10:24 AM
right click on panel..->add to panel->notification area

thanks, this did the trick