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  1. #1
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    Unity compiz problem

    Hello all,

    I'm having problems with my desktop, as in nothing appears after login apart from the background image. These problems started when I was upgrading to 12.10 and my computer crashed halfway through, so I initially used a terminal to complete the installation, but after I restarted there are still no sidebars.

    From searching similar problems, I tried unity --reset, although that now appears to be a deprecated option. Compiz has crashed a few times so I suspect that it's something to do with the problem. I also tried unity --reset-icons just in case, and the output I got is at the end in case it helps.

    There's a dark grey bar that appears on the login screen, but once I've logged in this disappears. The same happens if I login using a guest account.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Code:
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    unity --reset-icons
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: core
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: core
    unity-panel-service: no process found
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: ccp
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: ccp
    compizconfig - Info: Backend     : gsettings
    compizconfig - Info: Integration : true
    compizconfig - Info: Profile     : unity
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: composite
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: composite
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: opengl
    X Error of failed request:  BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
      Major opcode of failed request:  153 (GLX)
      Minor opcode of failed request:  19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
      Serial number of failed request:  22
      Current serial number in output stream:  22
    compiz (core) - Info: Unity is not supported by your hardware. Enabling software rendering instead (slow).
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: opengl
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin initScreen failed: opengl
    compiz (core) - Error: Failed to start plugin: opengl
    compiz (core) - Info: Unloading plugin: opengl
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: compiztoolbox
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: compiztoolbox
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin 'opengl' not loaded.
    
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: decor
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: decor
    compiz (decor) - Warn: requested a pixmap type decoration when compositing isn't available
    compiz (decor) - Warn: requested a pixmap type decoration when compositing isn't available
    compiz (decor) - Warn: requested a pixmap type decoration when compositing isn't available
    compiz (decor) - Warn: requested a pixmap type decoration when compositing isn't available
    compiz (decor) - Warn: requested a pixmap type decoration when compositing isn't available
    compiz (decor) - Warn: requested a pixmap type decoration when compositing isn't available
    compiz (decor) - Warn: requested a pixmap type decoration when compositing isn't available
    compiz (decor) - Warn: requested a pixmap type decoration when compositing isn't available
    compiz (decor) - Warn: requested a pixmap type decoration when compositing isn't available
    compiz (decor) - Warn: requested a pixmap type decoration when compositing isn't available
    compiz (decor) - Warn: requested a pixmap type decoration when compositing isn't available
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: vpswitch
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: vpswitch
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: snap
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: snap
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: mousepoll
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: mousepoll
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: resize
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: resize
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: place
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: place
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: move
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: move
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: wall
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: wall
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin 'opengl' not loaded.
    
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin init failed: wall
    compiz (core) - Error: Failed to start plugin: wall
    compiz (core) - Info: Unloading plugin: wall
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: grid
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: grid
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: regex
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: regex
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: imgpng
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: imgpng
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: session
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: session
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: gnomecompat
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: gnomecompat
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: animation
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: animation
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin 'opengl' not loaded.
    
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin init failed: animation
    compiz (core) - Error: Failed to start plugin: animation
    compiz (core) - Info: Unloading plugin: animation
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: fade
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: fade
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin 'opengl' not loaded.
    
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin init failed: fade
    compiz (core) - Error: Failed to start plugin: fade
    compiz (core) - Info: Unloading plugin: fade
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: unitymtgrabhandles
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: unitymtgrabhandles
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin 'opengl' not loaded.
    
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin init failed: unitymtgrabhandles
    compiz (core) - Error: Failed to start plugin: unitymtgrabhandles
    compiz (core) - Info: Unloading plugin: unitymtgrabhandles
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: workarounds
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: workarounds
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin 'opengl' not loaded.
    
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: scale
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: scale
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin 'opengl' not loaded.
    
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin init failed: scale
    compiz (core) - Error: Failed to start plugin: scale
    compiz (core) - Info: Unloading plugin: scale
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: expo
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: expo
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin 'opengl' not loaded.
    
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin init failed: expo
    compiz (core) - Error: Failed to start plugin: expo
    compiz (core) - Info: Unloading plugin: expo
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: ezoom
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: ezoom
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin 'opengl' not loaded.
    
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin init failed: ezoom
    compiz (core) - Error: Failed to start plugin: ezoom
    compiz (core) - Info: Unloading plugin: ezoom
    compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: unityshell
    compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: unityshell
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin 'opengl' not loaded.
    
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin init failed: unityshell
    compiz (core) - Error: Failed to start plugin: unityshell
    compiz (core) - Info: Unloading plugin: unityshell
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    
    (process:3511): GLib-GIO-WARNING **: g_settings_set_value: value for key 'visual-bell-type' in schema 'org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences' is outside of valid range
    
    (process:3511): GLib-GIO-WARNING **: g_settings_set_value: value for key 'visual-bell-type' in schema 'org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences' is outside of valid range
    
    (process:3511): GLib-GIO-WARNING **: g_settings_set_value: value for key 'visual-bell-type' in schema 'org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences' is outside of valid range
    
    (process:3511): GLib-GIO-WARNING **: g_settings_set_value: value for key 'visual-bell-type' in schema 'org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences' is outside of valid range
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: glXQueryExtensionsString is NULL for screen 0
    Last edited by overdrank; January 29th, 2013 at 11:59 AM. Reason: added code tags

  2. #2
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    Re: Unity compiz problem

    Where you using proprietary gfx drivers when you upgraded?

    In Quantal use:
    reset compiz/unity to default....
    Code:
    dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
    Reload unity...
    Code:
    setsid unity

  3. #3
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    Re: Unity compiz problem

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkeye View Post
    Where you using proprietary gfx drivers when you upgraded?
    Good question, I'm not sure. Is there a way to find out? My graphics adapter is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670.

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkeye View Post
    In Quantal use:
    reset compiz/unity to default....
    Code:
    dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
    Reload unity...
    Code:
    setsid unity
    Doing this unfortunately gives exactly the same error messages as in the first post.

  4. #4
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    Re: Unity compiz problem

    I had the same problem yesterday. Background but no top panel or launcher. I had to restart my display manager.

    sudo service lightdm restart

    This brought me out to a tty1 terminal. After logging on (username first) I entered the same code.

    sudo service lightdm restart

    Now I was brought to a regular login screen and once logged in I had everything back.

    Hope this helps.

  5. #5
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    Re: Unity compiz problem

    Thanks for the advice, unfortunately I returned to same blank screen after trying that.

  6. #6
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    Re: Unity compiz problem

    Were you using unity/compiz or unity 2d before upgrading.
    The error says Unity is not supported by your hardware.
    There is no 2d session in 12.10.

    What is the output of...
    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga
    In the mean time you could try to get to a functioning desktop by ctrl+alt+f1.
    Login and run...
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-panel
    When the installation has finished enter...
    Code:
    sudo reboot
    This will give you a Gnome-Classic(no effects) session you can choose at the login screen.
    Last edited by stinkeye; January 29th, 2013 at 01:16 PM.

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