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macmike
May 15th, 2011, 03:10 PM
I installed Ubuntu Server 11.04 with the Desktop environment. I was hoping to see and use the new look. When finished after a day of updating I am still on the Gnome desktop. How do I setup to use the new look I think it might be called Unity. I have dinked around all over and can see where to make the change. Any help appreciated.

macmike.

ivanovnegro
May 15th, 2011, 03:22 PM
So you installed the newest version of Ubuntu.
Maybe your hardware does not support Unity?
You have to assure that your graphics card support 3D acceleration.

sikander3786
May 15th, 2011, 03:25 PM
I installed Ubuntu Server 11.04 with the Desktop environment

Which DE did you install? For Unity, you might need to execute this command.


sudo apt-get install unity

Then from the GDM Login Screen under Sessions menu, choose 'Ubuntu' and login.

You'll see Unity only if your graphics card supports it as mentioned above ;-)

macmike
May 15th, 2011, 09:13 PM
Which DE did you install? For Unity, you might need to execute this command.


sudo apt-get install unityThen from the GDM Login Screen under Sessions menu, choose 'Ubuntu' and login.

You'll see Unity only if your graphics card supports it as mentioned above ;-)

When I do apt-get unity I get a message Unity is already the newest version. I think the DE is Gnome.

sikander3786
May 15th, 2011, 09:19 PM
Unity is also based on Gnome. If you logout and click your username at the Login Screen, what options have you got under 'Sessions'? Is 'Ubuntu' listed there?

garvinrick4
May 15th, 2011, 09:36 PM
Test for 3d unity support


/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

sanguinemoon
May 15th, 2011, 10:52 PM
You probably just need to update your graphics driver :) I wouldn't be upset about not seeing Unity, though. I just installed it a couple hours ago and it's annoying me.

macmike
May 16th, 2011, 12:22 PM
Test for 3d unity support


/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

Here is the Results I get:

OpenGL vendor string; Nouveau
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI nv11 20091015 x86/MMX/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.2 Mesa 7.10.2

Not software rendered: Yes
Not blacklisted: Yes
GLX fbconfig: Yes
GLX texture from pixmap: yes
GL npot or rect textures: Yes
GL vertex program: no
GL fragment program: no
GL vertex buffer object: Yes
GL framebuffer object: Yes
GL version is 1.4+ no

Unity supported: no

So I guess that answers the question! I have a Dell I might try it on and see if it will support Unity.

macmike

Krytarik
May 17th, 2011, 05:33 AM
If you haven't done so already, go to "System -> Administration -> Additional Drivers" and try either installing the proprietary "nvidia" driver or the "experimental" one (3D-capable version of the "nouveau" driver).

Greetings.

NormanFLinux
May 17th, 2011, 06:40 AM
I get that same info except GL 1.4+ is present on my HP Mininote 2133. No fear - the compositing engine can support Unity 2D just fine :)


OpenGL vendor string; Nouveau
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI nv11 20091015 x86/MMX/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.2 Mesa 7.10.2

Not software rendered: Yes
Not blacklisted: Yes
GLX fbconfig: Yes
GLX texture from pixmap: yes
GL npot or rect textures: Yes
GL vertex program: no
GL fragment program: no
GL vertex buffer object: Yes
GL framebuffer object: Yes
GL version is 1.4+ no

Unity supported: no

macmike
May 17th, 2011, 02:55 PM
If you haven't done so already, go to "System -> Administration -> Additional Drivers" and try either installing the proprietary "nvidia" driver or the "experimental" one (3D-capable version of the "nouveau" driver).

Greetings.

When I do that a message comes back that says No Proprietary Drivers are in use on this system.

Krytarik
May 17th, 2011, 06:05 PM
When I do that a message comes back that says No Proprietary Drivers are in use on this system.
Ok. How about following my suggestion then!?