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Thread: Dell Inspiron N5110, Unity is gone!

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    Dell Inspiron N5110, Unity is gone!

    First of all, I am new to these forums
    so I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this
    if it isn't, I'm very sorry

    anyways:
    I am using a Dell Inspiron N5110
    It has intel shared graphics and an nVidia GeForce GT 525M graphics card
    Running Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit

    I installed drivers for the nVidia card from the Xorg Edgers

    Huge mistake
    because now, unity won't appear
    I can only see my desktop and the files on it
    which sucks because I can't really run any programs
    The only reason I'm able to use Chrome to write this is because I have an html page on the desktop
    I open it, then it opens in chrome
    other than that, the launcher and top bar are gone
    I can only close chrome by closing all tabs
    and have to shutdown from terminal


    I installed bumblebee, nvidia drivers
    removed them
    reinstalled them again
    NOTHING CHANGED


    I have used the following commands

    Code:
    dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
    unity --reset-icons &disown
    to get unity to reappear
    the launcher doesn't have my old icons, it has the default ones
    and when I run it through the terminal, it produces a giant list of errors
    I don't want to have to run this every time I start Ubuntu!!

    and the additional drivers tab is empty, while the about system dialog shows the intel shared graphics only
    it doesn't even know about the nVidia card from what I can tell

    is there someway I can use the nVidia card AND keep unity ?
    because I want to play amnesia using wine, and it will be better with the card

    I HAVE asked on the askubuntu website, but I thought I should also ask here
    anything to fix this laptop
    Last edited by Black_ExS; August 23rd, 2013 at 03:42 PM.

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