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I am on jaunty.

I installed AWN Manager to make ubuntu look a little 'pretty' but I suspect that ubuntu crashes because of it.

How do I get back my default panel the way it was when I first installed jaunty?

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Apparently

gconftool-2 –shutdown
rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
pkill gnome-panel

in the terminal will get them back. You might need to run

sudo debconf gnome-panel

first, evidently.

Source.

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great. that works. now only if I could make sense of what those lines actually mean then I wont feel retarded :) –  Eric Oct 24 '09 at 0:53
    
Line 1 shuts down the configuration daemon so that it won't complain when you start ripping out branches of the configuration. Line 2 rips out a branch of your configuration, specifically the gnome panel branch. Line three quits gnome-panel, after which GNOME automatically respawns it, now with the default configuration. You might also need to remove AWN from your startup programs (or just uninstall it). –  Ryan Thompson Oct 24 '09 at 2:34

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