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Thread: problems with unity and gnome classic desktops - how to reinstall and clean them

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    problems with unity and gnome classic desktops - how to reinstall and clean them

    I have ubuntu 12.04.02 and I always uses kde 4.10.1. Sometimes I need to swith to unity or gnome classic (with effects), the problem is that when I log in with one of them I can't access to "settings menu" or other menus because they do not appear. I think I have messed up some time ago but I don't remember. Maybe it is a problem concerned to compiz. I have tried to use
    Code:
    unity --reset
    and
    Code:
    rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity
    commands to reset gnome2 and unity but still the same thing.

    So is there a way to reinstall compiz or gnome classic and unity in order to clean them like when I have installed ubuntu first time? (I just would like to reinstall them without making any change to kde desktop.)

    Thanks
    Last edited by Jaoyur; April 5th, 2013 at 05:55 PM.

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    Re: problems with unity and gnome classic desktops - how to reinstall and clean them

    You could run a

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge compiz*
    Which will remove everything associated with compiz.

    Then you can reinstall it using

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install compiz
    That will reinstall it like you are looking for.
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    Re: problems with unity and gnome classic desktops - how to reinstall and clean them

    thanks, I did that but same problem with gnome classic, some settings menu do not appear.

    edit: I re-installed also gnome classic and unity (also common files) and now everything works fine thanks
    Last edited by Jaoyur; April 5th, 2013 at 05:55 PM.

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