Unity interface problems in Ubuntu 10.10 netbook

Asked by IIM on 2010-11-07

Hi! I am running Windows XP and Ubuntu on my netbook (Acer Aspire 3050 1908, ATI Radeon Xpress 1100). Two days ago, I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook edition. Everything was OK until I installed Unity interface, from Synaptic. After I restarted the netbook, I got only the desktop wallpaper and ... nothing else. Not even the mouse pointer. The only thing I was able to do was Ctrl+Alt+Del and restart. It was suggested to me to start the system in the recovery mode, which I did. I did run the option of repairing the packages, but nothing improved. After that I did run the last option in the list and get to root@mymachine:~#. I assume that now I should enter the command to uninstall Unity interface, but I dont know how. Has anyone some clue about it? Thank you in advance. PS : Excuse my English. It is not my native language.

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Éric Thibault
Solved:
2010-11-08
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2010-11-08
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2010-11-07

HI IIM,

First of all, feel free to ask your questions in your native language, almost every language is supported!

If you ain't done so before, I would suggest you to download and burn another CD. Then you should reinstall Ubuntu Netbook. By personnal experience, Unity may have some problems at startup, and is very hard to remove and reinstall, according to forum threads I read.

I hope that will solve your problem,

Eric Thibault

IIM (i-ioan-marius) said : #2

HI Eric. I was affraid this might be the only thing to do.
However, I am going to wait for some other clues for the next couple of days, before reinstalling.
And, no! I did not burn a CD with the 10.10 distribution. I did the upgrade online.
Thank you for your prompt answer.
Best wishes!

IIM (i-ioan-marius) said : #3

HI Eric. I am coming back. As suggested by someone, I booted up the system in the Recovery mode, opened the terminal and executed the command apt-get remove unity. It worked out very well. Now, I got rid of Unity and came back to Gnome. It seems that my Radeon Xpress 1100 is not supported by Unity.
Thank you again.
Problem solved.

IIM (i-ioan-marius) said : #4

HI Eric. I am coming back. As suggested by someone, I booted up the system in the Recovery mode, opened the terminal and executed the command apt-get remove unity. It worked out very well. Now, I got rid of Unity and came back to Gnome. It seems that my Radeon Xpress 1100 is not supported by Unity.
Thank you again.
Problem solved.

IIM (i-ioan-marius) said : #5

HI Eric. I am coming back. As suggested by someone, I booted up the system in the Recovery mode, opened the terminal and executed the command apt-get remove unity. It worked out very well. Now, I got rid of Unity and came back to Gnome. It seems that my Radeon Xpress 1100 is not supported by Unity.
Thank you again.
Problem solved.

IIM (i-ioan-marius) said : #6

Thanks Éric Thibault, that solved my question.