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Thread: Re-Enable Unity and menubar. Help!

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    Re-Enable Unity and menubar. Help!

    Hi there, i am a mostly first time linux user. Last night I installed Natty and it worked fine. I had heard about compiz and saw it was installed, so I installed the settings manager and had a play around. Eventually I unchecked the tickbox for the unity plugin and desktop wall. This froze the desktop completly and I had to reboot. The next time I logged in nothing happened. The wallpaper loaded and I could right click, but that was it, no unity, no top title bar. I can still use classic ubuntu but I would like to sort this out, without having to reinstall. Can anyone tell me how to re-enable the menubar and unity? Any help appreciated.

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    Re: Re-Enable Unity and menubar. Help!

    Try pressing the Ctrl + ALt + F1 keys and login to the tty1, then type

    Code:
    unity --reset
    Press enter and return to the Unity desktop by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F7

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    Re: Re-Enable Unity and menubar. Help!

    fixed it. Thanks!

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    Re: Re-Enable Unity and menubar. Help!

    id like to re-open this thread on account of im having the same problem, messed around with compiz cause i used to use it on hardy heron but this fix didnt work for me and i got an error message that states warning no display variable set, setting it to :0 and name error: global name "GError" is not defined
    Last edited by nothingspecial; September 13th, 2011 at 09:53 AM. Reason: removed profanity

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    Re: Re-Enable Unity and menubar. Help!

    @Jumponskis1, I'm closing this thread as you've now started your own here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1843253

    It's usually best to start your own thread in the first place, and please do not post the same problem in different threads or different parts of the forum as this dilutes community effort, Thanks

    Please do not PM me about your forum account unless you have been asked to. The correct place to contact an admin about your account is here.

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