unity desktop failure

Asked by Jordan Logeland on 2012-11-27

Hi,
I downloaded a 'supposed' nvidia driver management app from the software centre and installed it fine. When I next boot into Ubuntu 12.10 I have no unity interface my desktop consists of just a background image with no sidebar or toolbar at the top. Ideally I would like to reset the unity to its original settings but cant seem to get it to work, any help?

Regards,
Jordan

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2012-11-28
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2012-11-29
N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Hi ,

please open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and execute bellow commands with order (one at time, copy-paste from here if you want)

sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-*
sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
sudo apt-get install nvidia-common ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Reboot you PC.

Thanks

Thanks NikTh,

Unity is back to its original form

Could you tell me what had happened?

Jordan

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 1:50 AM, NikTh <<email address hidden>
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> NikTh proposed the following answer:
> Hi ,
>
> please open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and execute bellow commands with
> order (one at time, copy-paste from here if you want)
>
> sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-*
> sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> sudo apt-get install nvidia-common ubuntu-desktop
> sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
> sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
>
> Reboot you PC.
>
> Thanks
>
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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

Is just the Nvidia additional driver. Had some problems with 12.10 lately (I assume still has).

If you want to test again the Nvidia additional driver , then try to install with the way provided below

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic linux-source dkms
sudo apt-get install nvidia-experimental-304 nvidia-settings-experimental-304
sudo nvidia-xconfig

And reboot your PC.

IF the same (as before) problem occurs , then you know (now) how to remove it.

Please mark the answer that solved your question.

Thanks

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