View Full Version : [SOLVED] desktop disaspear after system update (i think)

August 24th, 2013, 11:49 AM

everything worked like a charm for a month with my ubuntu 13.04 machine until today, when i got an empty desktop,
i have only the wallpaper but no menu bar, no launcher bar :(

i remember that i have installed skype yesterday wich made a system update by itself .

also i have an nvidia official driver that worked great until now

what i can do to fix this please

i really need your help on this guys.

ps : this is the third time ia have this problem after making a system update

thanks and good day or night

August 24th, 2013, 12:30 PM
When you boot Ubuntu and it loads to a desktop wallpaper without the Launcher or the top panel, then right click on the desktop and select Change Desktop Background. That will open System Settings. Now, load Software and Updates and open the Additional Drivers tab and experiment with another video driver. That might solve the problem.

How did you install Skype? Through the Software Centre?


August 24th, 2013, 01:14 PM
i have installed skype via the terminal:
apt-get install skype

i will try your suggestion and I come back

August 24th, 2013, 01:31 PM
bad news !

the mouse right button don't work,

i can access to the terminal via the ctrl+alt+t shortcut,
and i can logout with ctrl+alt+del

any idea is more than welcome

..... yeah !

August 25th, 2013, 12:23 AM
good news