View Full Version : Gnome shell not displaying properly

September 9th, 2011, 08:45 AM
Hello. Unity works just fine for me but when I login to gnome shell all I see is pretty much black and some gray pixelated squares where icons or buttons would be. I can click the activities button but cannot see it and it will show the programs etc.. Anybody else have this problem or know how to fix it?


September 9th, 2011, 10:18 AM
I was having problems with Gnome Shell not starting up so rather than try to find out why, I thought I would try a reinstall of Gnome Shell in Synaptic.

I opened Synaptic Package Manager, searched for Gnome Shell, marked it for reinstall, rebooted and everything worked.

The problems might be 'update related' with so many changes taking place on a daily basis.

September 9th, 2011, 10:30 AM
Fine here in my VM at work.

paul@oneiric:~$ apt-cache policy gnome-shell
Installed: 3.1.91+git20110908.092338a4-0ubuntu1~11.10~ricotz0
Candidate: 3.1.91+git20110908.092338a4-0ubuntu1~11.10~ricotz0
Version table:
*** 3.1.91+git20110908.092338a4-0ubuntu1~11.10~ricotz0 0
500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ricotz/testing/ubuntu/ oneiric/main i386 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
3.1.4-0ubuntu2 0
500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/universe i386 Packages

I'm not using Unity - unless you count unity-greeter. :lolflag: This is G-S on top of a minimal Oneiric install.

Pretty sure this is the same version I was using last night on my 64 bit install at home. Had an issue the other day with that install where G-S was failing to load, but when I removed the gnome-shell-extensions-* packages all was ok again.