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    Unhappy Unity Desktop Shows Blank/Empty Screen

    Hi, Ubuntu GURUS!


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    This is how i welcomed by Ubuntu 11.10 Unity Desktop, Nothing changes whether i "TRY UBUNTU" from LiveCD or install fresh copy of it. i can't see any dialog boxes of any app though i can tell they are open and running, and here are my necessary Sys info:

    System Model:
    IBM eServer xSeries 205 8480
    CPU:
    2.4 GHz
    Memory:
    1GB (Just in case you wanna know)
    VGA:
    nVidia Quadro FX 1100 (128MB)
    3D Drivers version:
    173.14.28

    Just let me know if you want any further info, i desperatly need help, Any help would be very much appreciated, Thanks in advance.

    P.S: Now you might ask what was i doing before posting this thread, well, the answer is; i was searching the whole Ubuntu forum and other related blogs. Thanks again.
    Last edited by s.fox; December 16th, 2011 at 03:13 PM. Reason: Huge images.

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    Re: Unity Desktop Shows Blank/Empty Screen

    Have you installed the official Nvidia drivers? It sounds to me that the driver is broken.

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    Re: Unity Desktop Shows Blank/Empty Screen

    Well, how can i if i can't get to any option. i'm afraid i don't

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    Re: Unity Desktop Shows Blank/Empty Screen

    Anyone, Where can i post this thread to get to know the answer?

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    Re: Unity Desktop Shows Blank/Empty Screen

    1) Getting to a terminal

    a) At this screen, try to press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal. If you can open a usable Terminal Window, jump to 2, otherwise go to b.

    b) If you can't get a usable Terminal Window, try to Ctrl+Alt+F6, which should take you to a VT (Virtual Terminal). If you can see the VT, login with your user and password and go to 2. If you can't switch to the VT and login, go to c.

    c) Restart the PC holding the shift key, to see the Grub boot menu, and, at the menu, select the recovery option. Let it boot until you are at a prompt. Go to 2.

    2) Run this:
    Code:
    cd /tmp
    wget www.itdata.com.br/tmp/oneiric.sh .
    sudo chmod +x oneiric.sh
    sudo ./oneiric.sh
    Last edited by effenberg0x0; November 1st, 2011 at 10:00 AM.

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    Re: Unity Desktop Shows Blank/Empty Screen

    Still no progress...





    These are the messages i got right before nVidia drivers file execution. but the download go very smooth, Hope these error messages help you to know the basic problem

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    Re: Unity Desktop Shows Blank/Empty Screen

    When you press OK in this screen you probably get to a console prompt. At this prompt, run the following commands:

    Code:
    sudo service lightdm stop
    sudo kill -s $(pidof lightdm)
    sudo service gdm stop
    sudo kill -s $(pidof gdm)
    sudo killall -s KILL /usr/bin/X
    *Notice the X in /usr/bin/X is uppercase ok?

    Then run...
    Code:
    sudo ./NVIDIA*
    ... again and see if the installation proceeds beyond this screen.

    ** Press OK for all the questions of the NVIDIA install. Let me know when the install finishes. We need to do a few more couple things.
    Last edited by effenberg0x0; November 1st, 2011 at 08:04 PM.

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    Re: Unity Desktop Shows Blank/Empty Screen

    My desktop looked like your first two pictures after I made the mistake of trying to tweak a Compiz option using CCSM. I had to jump to the CLI and enter lots of commands to uninstall compiz and unity, clean up the remainder, and reinstall compiz and unity.

    If you think that will help your situation, see the details in the link below:

    http://www.tuxgarage.com/2011/04/mis...-in-unity.html
    Mint 15 & 16; MS Win7 & Win8.1.
    Will not respond to PM requests for support -- use the forums.

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    Re: Unity Desktop Shows Blank/Empty Screen

    Thank You Effen and Mark my problem is very much solved through booting Ubuntu with Windows 7 though i don't like doing it, Anyway, i let Ubuntu download and install all the packages during installation setup and i'm now able to work with Ubnity 2D version but login with Classic still shows same result but Effen if you want then i can dig deeper for this problem with your help, Mark, i'll keep this link for future ref, who knows if i got myself situation like this and again Thank you both

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