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Ubuntu 14.10 text mode,desktop loads but without any icons,status bar....


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#1 Bleky

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 10:20 AM

Hi
A few days ago I updated to 14.10,it was working fine until today,the desktop and the wallpaper load but the icons and status bar don't.Im not sure what's wrong beacuse everything was working fine.
It is a dual-boot computer with Win 8.1
Please help! :)

Edited by Bleky, 28 October 2014 - 10:23 AM.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 03:34 PM

Have you tried to Re set the desktop?

 

Open terminal and type.

dconf reset -f /org/compiz/

 Then type.

setsid unity

Now your unity desktop and compiz effects should reset to the original status.



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Posted 28 October 2014 - 03:42 PM

I didn't,the results are same...

Edited by Bleky, 28 October 2014 - 03:43 PM.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 04:37 PM

Do you have compizconfig-settings-manager (CCSM)?

 sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Open the CompizConfig Settings Manager from the dash.
Now find the Unity plugin and enable it.
And Reboot

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If that dont work run these commands 1 at a time.

dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
setsid unity
unity --reset-icons

 
 



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 11:31 AM

It works but after reboot desktop again disappears,only background is left

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 04:27 PM

Hmmm..

 

 

As a last resort you could try.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install unity
sudo shutdown -r now

The above command will re-install Unity and will reboot the system automatically. After the system restart, you should have a proper Ubuntu screen with Unity working as normal.



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 10:10 AM

Only from a past issue I had like this, did you just recently install and graphics drivers in the additional drivers section?

If so, you might need to download ubuntu tweak (yes it works with 14.10) and use the janitor to remove the driver package and make it revert back to the original one. If this might be your case, i'd be more than happy to give step by step instructions on removing the package


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 06:29 PM


 

you might need to download ubuntu tweak

The use of tools such as Ubuntu Tweak is not recommended and is a Use at own risk type of thing.

 

What's wrong with.

sudo apt-get remove --purge ..................

Eg 
Let's assume its nVidia drivers.

sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-*.

Edited by NickAu1, 21 November 2014 - 06:29 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:51 PM

Hi Bleky.

  1. Are you using a laptop or a desktop?
  2. Your profile says "Video Card Asus"
  3. Do you know if the card is in the AMD Series eg Radeon R9000 Series,or is it nVidia Series eg GeForce GTX 700 Series?

While the puter is running, go to Software & Updates and click the Additional Drivers tab. You may need to enlarge the right-hand border of the window that appears to show all text. Should look a bit like this

 

 

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Have you posted screenshots to BC before? If not, read this article .

 

Post a screenshot here of what you found above. This will give us a better picture of where you stand.

 

Keep Smilin' - I do :wink:

 

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:16 PM

To find out what Graphic's card you have open terminal and type

sudo lshw -C display

The output will look  like this,
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For Raedon it will look like this.  ( Disregard the colour of the text  )
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If its nVidia it will look like this.   ( Disregard the colour of the text  )
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Thanks to LinuxLite for this image..
 

 

 

Have you posted screenshots to BC before?

You can just copy and paste the terminal output.
 

nick@Unimatrix-1:~$ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for nick: 
  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 06
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:46 memory:f7800000-f7bfffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:f000(size=64)
nick@Unimatrix-1:~$ 



 
No mess No fuss. Make terminal your best friend and it will make life easier.


Edited by NickAu1, 22 November 2014 - 09:53 PM.





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