I upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 and there is no dash board

Asked by jon on 2012-10-20

I upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 and there is no dash board.

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lpandz (andzgod) said :
#1

I think I have the same issue (under Question#211793) as jon described here under Question#211791.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#3

What is the output of;

sudo lshw -C display

Thanks

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lonewohlf42 (lonewohlf42) said :
#4

When I start 12.10 I have no dashboard. Typing ctrl+alt+t brings up terminal. I type Unity and everything resets and works fine from that point on. I can't shutdown the system either, when I try to shutdown I end up at the login screen. Can only shutdown by holding the power button for 4 seconds.

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jon (jkblain) said :
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I get info for two displays
*-display:0
          description: VGA compatible controller
          product: 82945G/GZ Intergrated Graphics Controller
          vendor: Intel Corportion
          Physical: id : 2
         bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
        version: 02
        width: 32 bits
        clock: 33MHz
        capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
      resources: irq:16 memory:eff00000-eff7ffff ioport:ecd8(size=8) memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:efec0000-efefffff

*-display:1 unclaimed
      description: display controller
      product: same
      vendor: same
     physical id: 2.1
     version: same
     width same
     clock same
     capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
     configuration: latency=0
     resources: memory: eff80000-efffffff

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#6

If you make a new user, then log in as the new user is the OS ok?

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jon (jkblain) said :
#7

No i tried that same problem

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :
#8

Hi ,

maybe something went wrong during the release-upgrade. You can try something from terminal , but its possible to lose your settings. But if the problem is resolved , you can build again your settings.

Open a terminal and give bellow commands with order

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

dconf reset -f /org/compiz/

unity --reset-icons

setsid unity

Above commands will attempt to reset your Unity and Compiz settings.

Thanks

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jon (jkblain) said :
#9

I tried everything, but it seems to be the Graphics on the mother board could not handle this software. I added a new graphics card and the dashboard came right up, i hope this can help someone.

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lonewohlf42 (lonewohlf42) said :
#10

Tried what you suggested in comment #8. Now the computer turns off when told to be other problems remain unchanged.

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lonewohlf42 (lonewohlf42) said :
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By still the same I mean computer still reacts like in comment #4, accept now computer shuts down when told to.

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Martin Jensen (hawkeye96) said :
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I spent over 24 hours last weekend trying all of these little "fixes," none of which entirely solved the problem and many of which created new problems. I went to a LiveDVD reinstal of 12.10l, which ultimately was crap. So I booted with the Live DVD again, and this time chose "Install Now!!!!" (Damnit). Problem solved! Look at answer 211710 below for details.

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