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  1. #1
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    Unity not starting in 12.10

    Hey y'all,

    I just updated to 12.10 and when I login I see my desktop icons but no unity dock or top bar. There are no window borders either. It works fine when I use gnome but I'd really like to use unity.

    thanks

  2. #2
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    Re: Unity not starting in 12.10

    What are your hardware specs, graphics card and graphics driver? Am I right in assuming that Unity worked before the upgrade?

  3. #3
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    Re: Unity not starting in 12.10

    have the same issue. i can force unity to get going by control-alt-t to open a terminal and running unity&

    although sometimes it takes a godawful time to load, and other times I end up having to control-alt-f1 and start it from the console.

    i havent explored what else might be causing it yet, but id note that my installation of 12.04 is perhaps 6 weeks old, and I have not modified it significantly. Im on an x230 with intels i915 graphics.

  4. #4
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    Re: Unity not starting in 12.10

    I have the same problem with Dell C640 pentium-4 Radon card. It was working fine in 12.04 . When I tried from terminal. It is saying hardware not supported.

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    Re: Unity not starting in 12.10

    I have the same problem after upgrading from 12.04 to 12.1. No menu bar no launcher.

  6. #6
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    Re: Unity not starting in 12.10

    I also have the same problem, and still don't know why

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    Re: Unity not starting in 12.10

    If you need proprietary video drivers see this thread & these bugs.

    Fix for nVidia with 12.10 missing kernel dpkg reconfigure:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2072862

    Has most bug reports:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...s/+bug/1068341

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/fglrx/+bug/1068456
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...y/+bug/1068488
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/fglrx/+bug/1068661

    Has what worked for me, install headers & dpkg update.
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...s/+bug/1068942
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

  8. #8
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    Re: Unity not starting in 12.10

    This solves my problem!
    https://launchpad.net/~makson96/+archive/fglrx
    I got the solution from this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2074397

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    Re: Unity not starting in 12.10

    Graphics Card: Mobility Radeon HD 4200
    Graphics Driver: VESA: RS880M
    RAM: 2GB
    Processor: AMD V120

    Unity worked fine before I updated from 12.04 to 12.10.

    I tried mitchelllc's link and now, whenever I boot with kernel version 3.5 I get a black screen instead of the login screen.

  10. #10
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    Re: Unity not starting in 12.10

    Sorry I was a bit slow in responding. bump.

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