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Thread: Upgrade took the taskbar away! And no Unity?!?

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    Unhappy Upgrade took the taskbar away! And no Unity?!?

    I just did the upgrade to 11.04 from 10.10 and upon reboot there's no menu bar (clock/network/mail/on/off) at the top, but a fuzzy line where it should be... and the Unity bar doesn't show up at all - not with the windows key or anything?! However, using the guest account, everything works fine - just can't get to my stuff!

    Help! Ugh...

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    Re: Upgrade took the taskbar away! And no Unity?!?

    I don't have a direct answer to your problem, but I would use a live cd to get all of your stuff off of the computer, and onto an external drive or something. Then, I would do a clean install of 11.04. Upgrades can, and do go wrong.

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    Re: Upgrade took the taskbar away! And no Unity?!?

    Are your windows working okay? When my toolbar and launcher went iffy before, the windows were also messed up. Anyway, I think Unity may be the problem, as it has been for me a few times. Try running
    Code:
    unity --reset
    Last edited by roololing; June 23rd, 2011 at 09:29 PM.

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    Re: Upgrade took the taskbar away! And no Unity?!?

    I'll try that in the terminal -- if i can find the terminal.. the windows seem to choose when they like to show up...

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    Re: Upgrade took the taskbar away! And no Unity?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by roololing View Post
    Are your windows working okay? When my toolbar and launcher went iffy before, the windows were also messed up. Anyway, I think Unity may be the problem, as it has been for me a few times. Try running
    Code:
    unity --reset
    that made the whole thing crash - error after error in terminal - i think it's time for a clean install... *sigh*

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    Re: Upgrade took the taskbar away! And no Unity?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlo301 View Post
    that made the whole thing crash - error after error in terminal - i think it's time for a clean install... *sigh*
    Ah. Sorry. That's how I fixed mine when the toolbar got fuzzy and the launcher wasn't showing up....

    Good luck.

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    Re: Upgrade took the taskbar away! And no Unity?!?

    its a process... but this worked for me

    then go into your home folder. show the hidden files (ctrl+H) then delete everything that belongs to gnome and compiz. if you are using a graphics card like Nvidia or ATI, uninstall the driver, reboot then reinstall then reboot.
    Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

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    Re: Upgrade took the taskbar away! And no Unity?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlo301 View Post
    I just did the upgrade to 11.04 from 10.10 and upon reboot there's no menu bar (clock/network/mail/on/off) at the top, but a fuzzy line where it should be... and the Unity bar doesn't show up at all - not with the windows key or anything?! However, using the guest account, everything works fine - just can't get to my stuff!

    Help! Ugh...
    Hi, this problem has happened a lot with people who upgrade from 10.10 instead of a clean install, I am posting a link that should fix you up.
    http://ubuntu4beginners.blogspot.com...-in-unity.html

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    Re: Upgrade took the taskbar away! And no Unity?!?

    There are a few hundred threads on this already. Get a fix from any one of them.
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    I have two of them.
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    Re: Upgrade took the taskbar away! And no Unity?!?

    What I did was created a launcher with this code

    gnome-session-save --logout-dialog

    Log out and sign into Ubuntu Classic.

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