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    Cool Ubuntu 12.10- No Unity GUI

    I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10. After logging on, I found that all of my items from 12.04 were still there, but the Launcher and the top bar were gone. Application top bars were also missing. After doing a fresh install, I still have these problems. I'm convinced that it's a problem with my graphics card.

    Computer specs:
    Dell Dimension 3000
    Intel Pentinum 4 Processor
    Radeon 9200 PRO (According to the Windows ATI Catalyst Control Center, I have two of these)

    Partitions:
    Ubuntu 12.10 (Fresh Install )
    Memtest86+
    Windows XP Professional (just in case WINE won't load an app)

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    Smile Re: Ubuntu 12.10- No Unity GUI

    It's maybe because the system tries to install new AMD/ATI drivers, which no longer support your card (I'm not sure if your VGA is supported or not). I had the same problem! Give this PPA a try! https://launchpad.net/~makson96/+archive/fglrx
    This will downgrade X and patch the legacy ATI driver to go with 3.5 Linux

    I hope that this will solve your problem!

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10- No Unity GUI

    My 12.10 disk finished reburning literally as I typed this post. Once I install it, I will try what you suggested.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10- No Unity GUI

    Unfortunately, that did not work. After installing, GRUB won't load Ubuntu, and I had to start Ubuntu via Recovery Mode. Unity still is not showing up.
    My card is VGA compatible, if that has anything to do with it.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10- No Unity GUI

    Can it be that one needs to install the linux-source before the drivers, so that the new drivers kernel module are built?

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-source
    I installed fglrx-legacy after linux-source and got my top bar and launcher. But it is horribly slow, and almost unusable.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10- No Unity GUI

    Which graphics card do you use? If it's almost unusable on one of the HD ones, then I'm pretty much screwed with my computer.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10- No Unity GUI

    Had this problem for several days after upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10. I have an ATI HD3850 vid card and puntigamer had the answer

    https://launchpad.net/~makson96/+archive/fglrx

    ...worked for me but I'm getting rather tired of these constant fglrx issues with every upgrade. Now to remember until the next upgrade

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10- No Unity GUI

    I had this same problem with my laptop(vostro 3550 and ATI/AMD graphics card).
    You have to reset the graphics settings to view the upper bar and dash.
    type this in terminal : "sudo software-properties-gtk"
    Go to "Additional Driver tab" and
    then choose the first option (X.org X Server).
    Then Reboot.
    I hope this solves the problem.

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