View Full Version : [ubuntu] Unity/Gnome does not start after 10.10 to 11.04 upgrade

May 19th, 2011, 02:21 AM

So, I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04. Most of the upgrade went well except for one package (mpd). Ubuntu rebooted and went into a sexy-ish minimal grub. I launched Ubuntu, everything went fine. The only thing I can't seem to get working is Unity/Gnome. When I log on with kdm and choose 'default' or Ubuntu Classic, everything loads fine except for the taskbar/whatever interface. (I usually run wmfs instead of kde/gnome and I'm not sure which interface is currently installed right now. I have both kubuntu-desktop and ubuntu. )

I can still, however, right click and see my desktop/desktop icons. The only thing that does not load is the gnome/unity interface itself. I need it to manage my fonts to fix my wmfs fonts that got screwed up. (I'm using a bitmap font and it doesn't work unless I activate whatever settings I have to activate. )

Help would be greatly appreciated! I am not home right now and this was written on a phone. I apologize if this whole post seems confusing/total blabber.

Thank you!

edit: Ubuntu Classic works fine, but Ubuntu/Default does not automatically launc the Unity interface.

May 19th, 2011, 02:59 AM
Sounds like your system is modified an awful lot to be trying to upgrade it. The more modified a system is, the further you are from being able to do a successful upgrade. I've never been able to do one, but many others apparently have.

Have you read through this thread carefully?
I upgraded, and now I have this error... (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1580857)

Hopefully someone will have a better answer for you. If not, you may want to consider a fresh install if you can back up your data, or you may want to try renewing your installation if you can't do a back up. Although I can't guarantee it will work. I've never tried it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGnsYuWS0xY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGnsYuWS0xY)

Having a separate /home partition for your data & settings is a good way to avoid having to worry about failed upgrades in the future.

May 19th, 2011, 11:24 PM
Actually, my bad. Gnome starts just fine. The only thing that won't start automatically is Unity.

October 17th, 2011, 02:35 PM
Do you solve this problem?

I have the same problem here. I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and now Unity won't start automatically. If I start a session whith Gnome3 and than run Unity it works but if I try to start a session "Ubuntu" it won't start Unity.

Anyone can help?