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Thread: Ubuntu 13.04 crashes at startup - I can get Terminal working

  1. #1
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    Ubuntu 13.04 crashes at startup - I can get Terminal working

    Hi,
    I have been running Ubuntu 13.04 for some days now and everything was working fine. Today I have turned on computer and after a while I got an error message: "System program program detected. Do you want to report the problem now?" and clicking on Cancel button and there is only background image and mouse pointer. So there is no launcher and no top panel (where clock is and shut-down etc).

    I can fire a Terminal by CTRL+ALT+T and I can run any GUI program from terminal like e.g.:
    nautilus
    firefox
    libreoffice --writer
    software-center

    Not working keyboard shortcuts:
    Super+1 to launch file manager. Super+any_number also does not launch any other program from Launcher.
    ALT+TAB to switch between programs.

    Working keyboard shortcuts:
    Super+D to minimize windows
    CTRL+Super+left to expand window to only half of the left screen
    CTRL+Super+Up to get windows in maximize state
    CTRL+Super+Down to get windows in state before maximize.

    How to solve this problem? How to get Unity back?

    Regards
    Last edited by abcuser; May 10th, 2013 at 08:33 AM.

  2. #2
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    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 crashes at startup - I can get Terminal working

    Are there any details available about that problem, e.g. which program crashed? If I remember correctly, the crash box should provide the option to get more detail, maybe upon deciding to report the problem.

  3. #3
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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 crashes at startup - I can get Terminal working

    @2F4U, I clicked on Report problem button when crash appeared and bellow is the few lines of text (I had to type them down):
    ==========
    Crash report: Sorry, the application add-apt-repository has stopped unexpectedly.
    Executable Path: /usr/bin/add-apt-repository
    Package: software-properties-common 0.92.17
    Problem Type: Crash
    Title: add-apt-repository crashed with ImportError in get_ppa_info_from_lp(): NoModule named 'pycurl'
    ==========
    There are many other lines, I need to manually type them down. I see no copy/paste feature in this crash report window, what a pity. When I scroll down on this crash window then whole Ubuntu crashes with X-server failure, so I can't type more text.

    Any idea how to fix the problem?
    Thanks

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