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    Compiz fault again LT 16.04

    I have had to post my situation before, most recently to thread I started in May, https://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=886503

    After being returned to some degree of normality post May 2018 my laptop was until 3 days ago working OK

    As before on earlier hassles along the same lines, compiz is modified during a software update, and my toolbars (top and side) are nowhere to be seen.

    In earlier times I was able to re-boot to an earlier update by clicking exit during the booting exercise

    This time I get no choice to revert to an earlier version.

    The message during a 'normal' boot, that I get is "Ubuntu has experienced an internal error" to which I select the send a report option.

    Of course, this time I have no option to reboot using a previous version, but I do now have a document saved to my desktop (which I can see) which includes a hyperlink to this forum, which I can invoke by highlight the link and control/click it.

    It seems there is no fix for this hassle, so I have ordered a CD/DVD of 18.04 which should be with me in a couple of days.

    Please can anyone offer any suggestion for a quick reprieve until the new version arrives? I assume that someone will take action with the report I logged, and issue an update solving (at least until someone updates compiz again.


    HELP!
    Alan


    Last edited by harfin; July 29th, 2018 at 12:39 PM. Reason: clarifying my conundrum

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    Re: Compiz fault again LT 16.04

    post results of

    Code:
    cat .config/compiz-1/compizconfig/config

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    Re: Compiz fault again LT 16.04

    The result of that is
    [general_ubuntu]profile = unity-lowgfx

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    Re: Compiz fault again LT 16.04

    On reopening the terminal the following has appeared as well:
    HTML Code:
    No command 'profile' found, did you mean: Command 'profiles' from package 'samba' (main)
    profile: command not found
    I have to open a new terminal session each time, as my browser is fixed in the foreground, and I am unable to revert to the desktop without closing the browser first
    Last edited by harfin; July 29th, 2018 at 01:45 PM. Reason: enlargiong text size

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    Re: Compiz fault again LT 16.04

    Try this again in a terminal:
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    export DISPLAY=:0   
    dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
    and then
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    setsid unity
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    Re: Compiz fault again LT 16.04

    harfin@harfin-HP-255-G1-Notebook-PC:~$ export DISPLAY=:0
    harfin@harfin-HP-255-G1-Notebook-PC:~$ dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
    harfin@harfin-HP-255-G1-Notebook-PC:~$ setsid unity
    harfin@harfin-HP-255-G1-Notebook-PC:~$ compizconfig - Info: Backend : gsettings
    compizconfig - Info: Integration : true
    compizconfig - Info: Profile : unity-lowgfx


    (process:4183): GLib-GIO-WARNING **: g_settings_set_value: value for key 'visual-bell-type' in schema 'org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences' is outside of valid range
    Switched to profile 'unity' (for environment 'ubuntu')
    compizconfig - Info: Backend : gsettings
    compizconfig - Info: Integration : true
    compizconfig - Info: Profile : unity
    compizconfig - Error: Unable to find interface type 3 on 0x12795b0
    This is either a programmer error or more than one static library
    defining this interface has been linked in
    Unable to continue, please file a bug about this
    unity-panel-service stop/waiting
    unity-panel-service start/running, process 4221
    start: Job failed to start

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    Re: Compiz fault again LT 16.04

    Reboot
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    Re: Compiz fault again LT 16.04


    Sorry to say, that has made no difference.

    I cannot, just like before those changes, access my toolbars (top or side).

    I have a screen which is icons of things saved to my desktop.

    The mouse permits me to open / access any of the items saved in my desktop, but nothing else in terms of access to parts of my system, to alternative locations or access to programmes. The only exception to that is that a right mouse click does enable me to open the terminal and the like.

    I will attempt shortly to see if I am able to reboot to an earlier system, just in case that option is available.

    Thanks for your input; really appreciated.

    Harfin


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    Re: Compiz fault again LT 16.04

    Yep this is really broken the only other thing to try here is:
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    mv ~/.config ~/.config_backup
    This will reset everything and your Ubuntu system will resemble the looks of a fresh install. Installed applications will be untouched.
    Sometimes a simple log-out and back in again works but I would suggest another reboot to be sure.
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    Re: Compiz fault again LT 16.04

    Just a thought ... installing Gnome Flashback might give you the reprieve you are looking for?

    https://www.debugpoint.com/2016/04/i...placing-unity/

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