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  1. #1
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    unity has vanished

    unity has vanished
    no idea why, I logged in and the top and side panels are just completely gone, I was running unity 3d with no problem.

    running "unity" from a terminal gives me:


    $ unity
    unity-panel-service: no process found
    Checking if settings need to be migrated ...no
    Checking if internal files need to be migrated ...no
    Backend : gconf
    Integration : true
    Profile : unity
    Adding plugins
    Initializing core options...done
    Initializing composite options...done
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libopengl.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'opengl'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libdecor.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'decor'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libcompiztoolbox.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'compiztoolbox'
    Initializing vpswitch options...done
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libresize.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'resize'
    Initializing snap options...done
    Initializing place options...done
    Initializing session options...done
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libunitymtgrabhandles.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'unitymtgrabhandles'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libmove.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'move'
    Initializing gnomecompat options...done
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libgrid.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'grid'
    Initializing mousepoll options...done
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libanimation.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'animation'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libworkarounds.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'workarounds'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libexpo.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'expo'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libwall.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'wall'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libfade.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'fade'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libezoom.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'ezoom'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libscale.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'scale'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libunityshell.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'unityshell'
    Setting Update "main_menu_key"
    Setting Update "run_key




    any help would be greatly appreciated =]

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    Re: unity has vanished

    You can reset unity to the install state, go alt-f2 and type in unity --reset
    Last edited by wilee-nilee; May 6th, 2012 at 01:53 AM.

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    Re: unity has vanished

    Quote Originally Posted by wilee-nilee View Post
    You can reset unity to the install state, go alt-f2 and type in unity --reset

    I tried this and I got the output
    Code:
    WARNING: Unity currently default profile, so switching to metacity while resetting the values
    unity-panel-service: no process found
    Checking if settings need to be migrated ...no
    Checking if internal files need to be migrated ...no
    Backend     : gconf
    Integration : true
    Profile     : unity
    Adding plugins
    Initializing core options...done
    compiz (core) - Warn: failed to receive ConfigureNotify event on 0x1400004
    
    compiz (core) - Warn: failed to receive ConfigureNotify event on 0x2e00011
    
    compiz (core) - Warn: failed to receive ConfigureNotify event on 0x30000b8
    
    Initializing composite options...done
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libopengl.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'opengl'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libcompiztoolbox.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'compiztoolbox'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libdecor.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'decor'
    Initializing vpswitch options...done
    Initializing snap options...done
    Initializing mousepoll options...done
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libresize.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'resize'
    Initializing place options...done
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libmove.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'move'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libwall.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'wall'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libgrid.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'grid'
    Initializing session options...done
    Initializing gnomecompat options...done
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libanimation.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'animation'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libfade.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'fade'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libunitymtgrabhandles.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'unitymtgrabhandles'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libworkarounds.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'workarounds'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libscale.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'scale'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libexpo.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'expo'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libezoom.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'ezoom'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libunityshell.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'unityshell'
    compiz (core) - Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0xc00090!
    compiz (core) - Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug about this.
    compiz (core) - Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0xc00093!
    compiz (core) - Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug about this.
    compiz (core) - Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0xc00093!
    compiz (core) - Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug about this.
    compiz (core) - Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0xc00096!
    compiz (core) - Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug about this.
    compiz (core) - Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0xc00096!
    compiz (core) - Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug about this.
    Initializing animation options...done
    Initializing annotate options...done
    Initializing blur options...done
    Initializing clone options...done
    Initializing colorfilter options...[ERROR]: Option "toggle_window_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "toggle_screen_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "switch_filter_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "filters" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "filter_decorations" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "filter_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "exclude_match" already defined
    done
    Initializing commands options...done
    Initializing resize options...done
    Initializing move options...done
    Initializing cube options...done
    Initializing decor options...done
    Initializing expo options...done
    Initializing ezoom options...done
    Initializing fade options...done
    Initializing grid options...done
    Initializing imgjpeg options...[ERROR]: Option "quality" already defined
    done
    Initializing kdecompat options...[ERROR]: Option "plasma_thumbnails" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "present_windows" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "window_blur" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "sliding_popups" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "slide_in_duration" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "slide_out_duration" already defined
    done
    Initializing mag options...[ERROR]: Option "initiate" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "zoom_in_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "zoom_out_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "mode" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "zoom_factor" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "speed" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "timestep" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "keep_screen" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "box_width" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "box_height" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "border" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "box_color" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "overlay" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "mask" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "x_offset" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "y_offset" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "radius" already defined
    done
    Initializing neg options...[ERROR]: Option "window_toggle_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "screen_toggle_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "neg_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "exclude_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "neg_decorations" already defined
    done
    Initializing obs options...done
    Initializing opacify options...[ERROR]: Option "toggle_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "toggle_reset" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "timeout" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "init_toggle" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "only_if_block" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "focus_instant" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "no_delay_change" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "window_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "active_opacity" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "passive_opacity" already defined
    done
    Initializing opengl options...done
    Initializing put options...[ERROR]: Option "put_viewport" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_1_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_2_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_3_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_4_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_5_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_6_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_7_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_8_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_9_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_10_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_11_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_12_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_left_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_right_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_up_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_viewport_down_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_center_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_center_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_left_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_left_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_right_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_right_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_top_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_top_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_bottom_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_bottom_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_topleft_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_topleft_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_topright_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_topright_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_bottomleft_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_bottomleft_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_bottomright_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_bottomright_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_center_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_center_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_left_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_left_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_right_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_right_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_top_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_top_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_bottom_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_bottom_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_topleft_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_topleft_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_topright_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_topright_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_bottomleft_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_bottomleft_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_bottomright_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_empty_bottomright_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_restore_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_restore_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_pointer_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_pointer_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_next_output_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_next_output_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "put_put" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "pad_left" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "pad_right" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "pad_top" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "pad_bottom" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "unfocus_window" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "window_center" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "avoid_offscreen" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "speed" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "timestep" already defined
    done
    Initializing resizeinfo options...[ERROR]: Option "fade_time" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "always_show" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "text_color" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "gradient_1" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "gradient_2" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "gradient_3" already defined
    done
    Initializing ring options...[ERROR]: Option "next_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_all_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_all_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_all_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_all_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_group_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_group_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_group_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_group_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "speed" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "timestep" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "inactive_opacity" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "window_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "overlay_icon" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "darken_back" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "minimized" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "select_with_mouse" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "ring_clockwise" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "ring_width" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "ring_height" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "thumb_width" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "thumb_height" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "min_brightness" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "min_scale" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "window_title" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "title_font_bold" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "title_font_size" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "title_back_color" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "title_font_color" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "title_text_placement" already defined
    done
    Initializing rotate options...done
    Initializing scale options...done
    Initializing scaleaddon options...[ERROR]: Option "close_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "close_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "pull_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "pull_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "zoom_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "zoom_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "window_title" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "title_bold" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "title_size" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "border_size" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "font_color" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "back_color" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "window_highlight" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "highlight_color" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "layout_mode" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "natural_precision" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "constrain_pull_to_screen" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "exit_after_pull" already defined
    done
    Initializing screenshot options...done
    Initializing shift options...[ERROR]: Option "initiate_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "initiate_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "initiate_edge" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "initiate_all_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "initiate_all_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "initiate_all_edge" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_all_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_all_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_all_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_all_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_group_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_group_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_group_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_group_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "speed" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "shift_speed" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "timestep" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "window_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "minimized" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "mouse_speed" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "click_duration" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "mode" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "size" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "background_intensity" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "hide_all" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "reflection" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "ground_color1" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "ground_color2" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "ground_size" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "intensity" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "flip_rotation" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "cover_offset" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "cover_angle" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "cover_extra_space" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "cover_max_visible_windows" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "overlay_icon" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "mipmaps" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "multioutput_mode" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "window_title" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "title_font_bold" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "title_font_size" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "title_back_color" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "title_font_color" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "title_text_placement" already defined
    done
    Initializing staticswitcher options...done
    Initializing switcher options...done
    Initializing thumbnail options...[ERROR]: Option "thumb_size" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "show_delay" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "border" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "thumb_color" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "fade_speed" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "current_viewport" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "always_on_top" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "window_like" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "mipmap" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "title_enabled" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "font_bold" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "font_size" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "font_color" already defined
    done
    Initializing unitymtgrabhandles options...done
    Initializing unityshell options...done
    Initializing wall options...done
    Initializing water options...done
    Initializing winrules options...[ERROR]: Option "skiptaskbar_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "skippager_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "above_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "below_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "sticky_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "fullscreen_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "maximize_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "no_argb_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "no_move_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "no_resize_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "no_minimize_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "no_maximize_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "no_close_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "no_focus_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "size_matches" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "size_width_values" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "size_height_values" already defined
    done
    Initializing wobbly options...done
    Initializing workarounds options...done
    Setting Update "main_menu_key"
    Setting Update "run_key"
    compiz (core) - Warn: failed to receive ConfigureNotify event on 0x2a00432
    
    compiz (core) - Warn: failed to receive ConfigureNotify event on 0x2a00440
    Last edited by overdrank; May 6th, 2012 at 03:16 PM. Reason: added code tags :)

  4. #4
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    Re: unity has vanished

    Sounds like you have an nVidia card. If so, please search the forums for the solution. In brief, you need to go to Ubuntu 2D, download the nVidia 295.49 drivers, do a Ctrl-Alt-F2, stop lightdm, then uninstall nvidia-current, nvidia-current-updates, nvidia-config, and nvidia-config-updates, then install the 295.49 drivers ignoring the warning about the pre-install script failing, then reboot.
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    Re: unity has vanished

    Quote Originally Posted by Tanker Bob View Post
    Sounds like you have an nVidia card. If so, please search the forums for the solution. In brief, you need to go to Ubuntu 2D, download the nVidia 295.49 drivers, do a Ctrl-Alt-F2, stop lightdm, then uninstall nvidia-current, nvidia-current-updates, nvidia-config, and nvidia-config-updates, then install the 295.49 drivers ignoring the warning about the pre-install script failing, then reboot.

    I don't I have an AMD ATI Radeon card.

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    Re: unity has vanished

    There is a note about those on the kernel change logs here. It was something about a bug in the 3.2 and 3.3 kernels that trips these drivers up.
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    Re: unity has vanished

    Quote Originally Posted by Tanker Bob View Post
    There is a note about those on the kernel change logs here. It was something about a bug in the 3.2 and 3.3 kernels that trips these drivers up.

    thank you, I read that but I don't really know what it means, is there anything I can do about it?

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    Re: unity has vanished

    Quote Originally Posted by slgtheindividual View Post
    thank you, I read that but I don't really know what it means, is there anything I can do about it?
    I don't think so. The video driver developers need to work around the issue. Or, you could update your kernel to 3.4, which is not trivial.

    Is there anything on the ATI Linux support forums about this? nVidia had a note from the developers on their forum within a few days as people reported the issues.
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    Re: unity has vanished

    I fixed the problem but now for some reason I can only use unity 2d and if I boot into the standard ubuntu it just starts up in unity 2d.

    Here's how I 'fixed' it

    1st: ctrl + alt + t to open a terminal
    2nd: enter "jockey-gtk"
    3rd: clicked ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver and then click activate

    I then got an error message referring me to a log at /var/log/jockey.log

    4th: clicked ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver (post release updates) and then click activate

    I got the same error as previously

    5th: again I clicked ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver and then click activate

    this time it worked fine with no error and said I had to reboot for it to take affect

    6th: alt + tab to get back to the terminal then "sudo shutdown -h now" to shutdown

    that was it, after reboot I'm getting a gui again, it's just unity 2d instead of 3d even on the default ubuntu profile, but it's better than nothing.

    If anybody has any advice for getting unity 3d back I'd be happy to try it out.

    Thank you again to everyone who posted.

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    Re: unity has vanished

    Wow, that was straightforward. Glad to hear that you at least have you system up an running, if less than optimally.
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