Nada mas upgradear Ubuntu a la 12.04 desde la 10.04
sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
"gnome-panel" is the package that allows for a graphical menu to be placed on the screen to perform various tasks, such as window management, placing various instant-view utilities (i.e. Network Manager), and placing launchers.
"gnome-session-fallback" is the package that enables a user to login and compute without using the famously productivity-killing Unity interface.