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    GUI problems following upgrade to Raring

    Hi,

    I am experiencing some serious issues with the gui following my upgrade to raring.

    Immediately following the upgrade I had no gui whatsoever and fixed this by removing xorg.conf file as suggested in a thread on this forum. This resulted in a gui appearing but in low resolution like low graphics mode. Also, I had no taskbar/menus etc. only the icons of the files saved on the dektop.

    To try to fix this I followed more suggestions from this forum and purged all traces of flgrx from the system. When I rebooted this resulted in the resolution returning to normal. however, I still did not have any menus or taskbar etc. I then downloaded the most recent ATI graphics card legacy drivers (13.1) from the ATI site and installed those. After rebooting the system came back to life with the poor resolution once more.

    As you can see, I have been following the advice given on a number of threads but to no avail. I am nearing my wits end with this problem and I am considering a fresh install. Since this is not the first time I have had issues with upgrades and installations with Ubuntu (been using it for about three years) I am considering trying another distribution for this fresh install. It might not be any better but I doubt it can be worse.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can restore my beloved Ubuntu setup to its former glory?

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    Re: GUI problems following upgrade to Raring

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    Be aware that Raring Ringtail is not released until late April so expect breakages and a steeper learning curve. To restore Ubuntu to it's former glory you might try reinstalling the release you were using before (a stable one).

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    Re: GUI problems following upgrade to Raring

    If your looking for stability why are you upgrading to a version thats still under development? The final release of 13o4 is not till April.

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    Re: GUI problems following upgrade to Raring

    right click on the desktop to open a terminal, and run: unity --reset (if you are logged as unity) or gnome-shell --replace (for GS) or gnome-panel --replace (for gnome-classic aka fallback)

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    Re: GUI problems following upgrade to Raring

    Quote Originally Posted by ibjsb4 View Post
    If your looking for stability why are you upgrading to a version thats still under development? The final release of 13o4 is not till April.
    It wasn't my intention to upgrade to 13.04.

    I upgraded to 12.10 initially and I encountered the situation described above. At that point it I thought it may have been due to an incomplete installation and as I could not use any graphical interface I upgraded from the terminal.

    The result is that I have ended up with a version which is at the bleeding edge. This is absolutely not what I wanted as I was content to use 10.04LTS until the support was recently withdrawn.

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    Re: GUI problems following upgrade to Raring

    Quote Originally Posted by DrDaveyAtoms View Post
    It wasn't my intention to upgrade to 13.04.

    I upgraded to 12.10 initially and I encountered the situation described above. At that point it I thought it may have been due to an incomplete installation and as I could not use any graphical interface I upgraded from the terminal.

    The result is that I have ended up with a version which is at the bleeding edge. This is absolutely not what I wanted as I was content to use 10.04LTS until the support was recently withdrawn.
    I thought support for Lucid was suppossed to be up to April, 2013?

    What graphics card are you using?
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    Re: GUI problems following upgrade to Raring

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    right click on the desktop to open a terminal, and run: unity --reset (if you are logged as unity) or gnome-shell --replace (for GS) or gnome-panel --replace (for gnome-classic aka fallback)
    Thanks dino. This has not solved all of my problems but it has improved matters somewhat.

    When logged into unity and I run the command you have suggested I get the following message: ERROR: the reset option is now deprcated .

    If however I log in through gnome-panel and run the command you have suggested then the menus and taskbars do indeed return! However, the resolution remains rather poor. This situation remains the same even after a reboot but I no longer have to run the gnome-panel comand.

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    Re: GUI problems following upgrade to Raring

    Well, there is no way to downgrade. You could do a fresh install of the latest LTS (12o4). And if you want a desktop that looks like 10o4 you can install the gnome-classic desktop.

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    Re: GUI problems following upgrade to Raring

    Quote Originally Posted by ventrical View Post
    I thought support for Lucid was suppossed to be up to April, 2013?

    What graphics card are you using?
    Yes you are correct, sorry. However, I knew it was either finished or about to finish. No matter.

    lspci returns that I am using AMD ATI Radeon HD 4300 series.

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    Re: GUI problems following upgrade to Raring

    @DrDaveyAtoms unity --reset will not work on 12.10 and 13.04, read this

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