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December 29th, 2011, 07:53 PM
I am currently in a bit of a problem here. I have lost the Unity selections in the login screen. Gnome Classic, Gnome Classic (No Effects) and the recovery console are still there, but all Unity selections are gone. Any tips on how to go about getting it back? (Or, which might help me more, help me figure out what caused it?)

Frogs Hair
December 29th, 2011, 09:25 PM
That's odd you would lose both options . Check the software center and make sure they are installed . If you are not the only user on the computer someone could have removed them . Other than Unity and Unity 2D being removed I don't know what would cause that .

December 29th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Hi, did you upgrade your video card driver? install updates or remove anything when this started?

Please post the output of:


lspci | grep VGA

by clicking on new reply and click # and paste the information between the brackets.
Thank you

December 29th, 2011, 09:47 PM
Well, I suppose this could be a good sign; I managed to get into Unity 3D via recovery console (I believe by typing "unity --replace") and am posting these outputs via Unity.
At least it appears everything's installed correctly, right?
I do remember fiddling (simply removing then reinstalling) with ubiquity and nautilus (trying to figure out a different bug my PC had)

tom@tom-945GC-M4:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 945G x86/MMX/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.4 Mesa 7.11

Not software rendered: yes
Not blacklisted: yes
GLX fbconfig: yes
GLX texture from pixmap: yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program: yes
GL fragment program: yes
GL vertex buffer object: yes
GL framebuffer object: yes
GL version is 1.4+: yes

Unity 3D supported: yes

tom@tom-945GC-M4:~$ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

tom@tom-945GC-M4:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
dm_crypt 22565 1
bnep 17923 2
rfcomm 38408 0
bluetooth 148839 10 bnep,rfcomm
ppdev 12849 0
pci_stub 12550 1
vboxpci 22882 0
vboxnetadp 13328 0
vboxnetflt 27211 0
vboxdrv 251814 3 vboxpci,vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
snd_usb_audio 100880 0
uvcvideo 67271 0
videodev 85626 1 uvcvideo
snd_usbmidi_lib 24558 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_hda_codec_realtek 254125 1
ipt_REJECT 12512 1
snd_hda_intel 24262 2
ipt_LOG 12783 4
snd_hda_codec 91754 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13276 2 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec
xt_limit 12541 6
xt_tcpudp 12531 16
snd_pcm 80435 3 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
xt_addrtype 12596 4
xt_state 12514 9
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25241 2 snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
parport_pc 32114 1
ip6table_filter 12711 1
ip6_tables 22528 1 ip6table_filter
nf_nat_irc 12542 0
nf_conntrack_irc 13138 1 nf_nat_irc
nf_nat_ftp 12595 0
nf_nat 24958 2 nf_nat_irc,nf_nat_ftp
nf_conntrack_ipv4 19084 11 nf_nat
nf_defrag_ipv4 12649 1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
nf_conntrack_ftp 13183 1 nf_nat_ftp
nf_conntrack 70103 7 xt_state,nf_nat_irc,nf_conntrack_irc,nf_nat_ftp,nf _nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ftp
iptable_filter 12706 1
ip_tables 18106 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 21975 10 ipt_REJECT,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,xt_tcpudp,xt_addrtype, xt_state,ip6table_filter,ip6_tables,iptable_filter ,ip_tables
snd_seq 51567 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 28932 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
binfmt_misc 17292 1
snd 55902 15 snd_usb_audio,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_hda_codec_realte k,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,sn d_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 12600 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14115 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
lp 17455 0
parport 40930 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
usbhid 41905 0
hid 77367 1 usbhid
dm_raid45 76451 0
xor 21860 1 dm_raid45
dm_mirror 21822 0
dm_region_hash 16065 1 dm_mirror
dm_log 18193 3 dm_raid45,dm_mirror,dm_region_hash
btrfs 622556 0
zlib_deflate 26622 1 btrfs
libcrc32c 12543 1 btrfs
usb_storage 44173 0
uas 17699 0
floppy 60310 0
i915 505159 4
drm_kms_helper 32889 1 i915
drm 192194 5 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13199 1 i915
r8169 43104 0
video 18908 1 i915
zram 18007 1

From what I know (not very much!) everything looks fine. (Compiz Cube and everything else from ccsm works as well) :-k

December 29th, 2011, 09:50 PM
Hi, yes all of that looks good, so you are booted into unity are you having any problems now?

December 29th, 2011, 09:56 PM
Hi, yes all of that looks good, so you are booted into unity are you having any problems now?

None that I can really see, besides some theme errors. (Which are my fault from fiddling with theme stuff much earlier on)

I'll go ahead and see if, for whatever reason, Unity will decide to appear in the log in menu.

[EDIT] Nope, still no Unity options

December 29th, 2011, 10:04 PM
Hi, unity is actually listed as ubuntu.

December 29th, 2011, 10:11 PM
Hi, unity is actually listed as ubuntu.
Thanks, but all that's in the menu is GNOME, GNOME Classic, Recovery Console, and User Defined Session (User Defined Session leaves me at a black screen, just for the record.)

December 29th, 2011, 10:26 PM
Hi, I am not sure, I googled it but I did not find that exact problem, you may have uninstalled something like the ubuntu-desktop that is causing the problem but I would think since you can get to the unity desktop in recovery mode that you did not but I suggest looking at this link it will not hurt to reinstall the ubuntu desktop and check the things on that site.

December 29th, 2011, 10:33 PM
Well, I am just now putting in
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and it appears that ubuntu-desktop was not installed. Installing now! ;)

December 29th, 2011, 10:34 PM
Hi, that sure would cause problems.

December 29th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Thank you very much mate! After installing ubuntu-desktop (and also installing desktop-base) both Unity 3D and 2D are now in my menu. Again, I can't thank you enough. :D

[EDIT] Marked as solved. :)

December 29th, 2011, 10:45 PM
Hi, your welcome! I am glad it is working.