Hi there all
Relative newcomer to Ubuntu, tried it a few times but always had a stumbling block that kept me from completely adopting it. 11.10, however, I love - swift, efficient, and even my ipod works. That doesn't even happen in Windows much these days.
An interesting thing happened to me the other day, however. I was browsing a newly installed compizconfig, careful as always not to change anything I didn't understand, when the system hung entirely. I restarted, but all I got was a default background and the File / Edit / View menu on top left; no Unity popout, no clock etc in top right, nothing.
Finally figured I could log out and back in as guest, and also as me if I'm in 2D mode (as I am now), but any attempt to get back into 'normal' Ubuntu has the same effect.
Just tried something I read to restart Unity - logged in to normal Ubuntu, started terminal, restarted Unity with
and got a long readout ending in '...this should never happen. You should probably file an error report'. All very mystifying, as I don't even know how to file an error report.
I realise my description of the runup to this is vague, but I don't believe I changed anything in compiz before it crashed out, so i don't know what I've done wrong...
Any help greatly appreciated -