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    Display problems with Unity in Ubuntu 13.04

    I'm having some odd display problems. My screen is covered in purple patches. The attached screenshot shows what I mean.

    I can work around the problem by installing the gnome-session-fallback and then logging into Gnome fallback with no effects. If I log into standard Gnome, I get the same problem as in Unity (although possibly not quite as bad).

    However, this is not a great workaround, as I like Unity, and don't really want to give it up.

    I'm using an Nvidia graphics card, with the default non-proprietary drivers (X.Org X server). I did try to fix this problem by using the proprietary Nvidia drivers (nvidia-310). This did get rid of the purple patches, but it also completely rogered my Unity interface. All my launcher buttons and everything else was gone: I just had a blank screen with my background picture. I could call up a terminal with ctrl-alt-T, and launch programs from the terminal, but that was it.

    Any ideas what I could try to get Unity working again?

    Thanks
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    Re: Display problems with Unity in Ubuntu 13.04

    do you get that issue with "nouveau" also ?
    maybe its related to some compiz option(s)
    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/h...2-10-and-13-04

    compiz --replace ccp &
    setsid unity

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    Re: Display problems with Unity in Ubuntu 13.04

    Thanks, but the post you link to talks about reverting to default settings. I don't think that can be the problem here, as I'm having these problems with a fresh install.

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    Re: Display problems with Unity in Ubuntu 13.04

    Could be that compiz (or the unity plugin) is crashing when you use the proprietary driver. Try to run compiz --replace from the terminal, this may give you some error messages.

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    Re: Display problems with Unity in Ubuntu 13.04

    Oh, thanks for that suggestion. Should I try that while using the proprietary driver or the default?

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