Remove Gnome Panel from startup for a given user?

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rfkrocktk
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Remove Gnome Panel from startup for a given user?

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Before now, I've used the method described here to modify my desktop to start AWN rather than GNOME Panel. Seeing as the gconf key is no longer present in Linux Mint 11, how can I modify my user's desktop to start AWN rather than GNOME Panel in a way that's friendly to other users of the machine?

I know that I could

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sudo chmod -x /usr/bin/gnome-panel
or *shudder*

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sudo rm -f /usr/bin/gnome-panel
to "get rid of it," but I'd like a scalpel and not a nuclear bomb in this case. Is there a way to change the startup for this particular user to replace the call to "/usr/bin/gnome-panel" with "/usr/bin/avant-window-navigator"?
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Re: Remove Gnome Panel from startup for a given user?

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As a workaround, you could add "killall gnome-panel" command to the Startup Applications (in Control Center).
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Re: Remove Gnome Panel from startup for a given user?

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Hi rfkrocktk,
here is your scalpel :)

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gconftool-2 --type=string --set /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/panel 'avant-window-navigator'
I found the information on the AWN FAQ
http://wiki.awn-project.org/FAQ
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Re: Remove Gnome Panel from startup for a given user?

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Excellent, that is literally EXACTLY what I was looking for. You win times a thousand.
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Re: Remove Gnome Panel from startup for a given user?

Post by psoulos »

I tried the above code (changing avant-window-navigator to cairo-dock), but it doesn't seem to have an effect. There doesn't appear to be a schema for the panel option.
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