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    No Compiz and No Unity in Ubuntu 11.04

    Hey guys I'm having some serious problem here, last night I installed Ubuntu 11.04 (fresh new install) on my laptop, and I was shocked with the fact that I can't use Unity. After logging in the screen goes black with a mouse pointer, and I can't do anything, I restarted into Ubuntu Classic tried to log in, it freezes on the wallpaper with no icons or anything just the mouse pointer loading forever, my graphic card is ATI Radeon x1200 used to work perfect on Ubuntu 10.10, what should I do to fix this problem? PLEASE HELP!! :'(

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    Re: No Compiz and No Unity in Ubuntu 11.04

    Try upgrading the video driver through Xorg-Edgers' PPA, it offers more recent drivers than the offical repos.
    Notice that this would upgrade a lot of other packages as well.
    https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    If you need/want to remove those PPA and downgrade the concerning packages again:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
    sudo ppa-purge ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
    Greetings.

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    Re: No Compiz and No Unity in Ubuntu 11.04

    Thank you for the quick reply, I did what you said and it worked like charm, but after few tweeks on compiz it went back again :/ I know I have to remove them and do it all over again ( I used compiz --replace)which I think it messed the thing up, but is there anyway I can save these new drivers? Thanks.

    Note: I really need this since my Windows 7 doesn't support my graphic card

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    Re: No Compiz and No Unity in Ubuntu 11.04

    - What exactly did you change then in CompizConfig Settings Manager, if you are referring to that?

    - "compiz --replace" doesn't modify the settings.

    - No need to reinstall the driver, since the issue seems to be with Compiz, apparently specifically with its settings. You can't get any better driver than the open source "radeon" anyway, you can only switch between those from the official repos of Natty and those from Xorg-Edgers' PPA.

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    Re: No Compiz and No Unity in Ubuntu 11.04

    Nononono Compiz worked after what I did what you said, but I did few things to tweek Compiz then it happened what happened so I'm gonna try to reinstall them and leave the drivers and Compiz alone do you have any other advice I can take?

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    Re: No Compiz and No Unity in Ubuntu 11.04

    There we are again. See my previous post.

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    Re: No Compiz and No Unity in Ubuntu 11.04

    I did read your post, but here is the thing, drivers on Ubuntu 11.04 are strongly unstable, and they missed a lot of plugins for the old Graphic Cards, that's why when I restarted my machine (Applying the Compiz) the driver got reset on the old one, so what I'm gonna do is update the driver then back it up again. I just checked and it went back on the old settings. I don't know why it's not saving the settings. :/

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    Re: No Compiz and No Unity in Ubuntu 11.04

    You are mixing up the video driver, which keeps installed/running even if you mess up Compiz completely, and Compiz' settings, which may get reset if you try to change certain things --namely trying to enable the Cube--, or you might have issues to save its settings at all as you described it.

    So, I repeat my earlier question:
    Quote Originally Posted by Krytarik View Post
    - What exactly did you change then in CompizConfig Settings Manager, if you are referring to that?

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    Re: No Compiz and No Unity in Ubuntu 11.04

    I only Applied the OpenGL, then logged off went on Unity then restarted and happened what happened.

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    Re: No Compiz and No Unity in Ubuntu 11.04

    Quote Originally Posted by xbobby_bobx View Post
    I only Applied the OpenGL
    So, what exactly did you change there?
    Or are you meaning that you just enabled it?

    And after that, both session options, "Ubuntu" and "Ubuntu Classic", don't work, meaning you either have a black screen with only the mouse or your wallpaper with a rotating mouse pointer, like you described in your OP? Even right-clicking doesn't work then?

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