Unity does not run when logged in using Unity Qt

Asked by Shelby McGregor

I have followed the instructions exactly and saw no errors in the terminal. However, when I logged in using Unity Qt as my desktop session, Unity is not running and there doesn't seem to be any way to make it run. I am using 32-bit Ubuntu 10.10, so I'm not sure what the problem is; it should be working on my system.

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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) said :

Is there any unity-qt-* application running? To verify that, please open up a terminal and input the following command:

    ps -ef | grep unity

Please paste the output here.

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Shelby McGregor (canadian-birch) said :

4201 4178 0 08:58 pts/0 00:00:00 grep --color=auto unity

"Unity" is red. I have no idea what this means.

I've also tried running unity qt's parts from /usr/bin, but the sidebar messes up; sometimes, it appears far out from the left side of the screen and, even when it displays properly, when I click on an icon, the sidebar disappears.

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Mark Whibley (mark-whibs) said :

Apologies for the 'me too' post, but I thought I'd chip in with my ps | grep output.

mark 9522 9442 0 11:07 ? 00:00:01 unity-qt-launcher
mark 9681 9442 0 11:07 ? 00:00:02 unity-qt-places
mark 9820 1 0 11:07 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/unity-place-applications/unity-applications-daemon
mark 9824 1 0 11:08 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/unity-place-files/unity-files-daemon
mark 9866 9846 0 11:13 pts/0 00:00:00 grep --color=auto unity

When I log in with Unity Qt, the launcher background shows for about a second before the environment reverts to the Gnome desktop.

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Aurélien Gâteau (agateau) said :

Are you by chance using kdm?

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Shelby McGregor (canadian-birch) said :

To be quite honest, I don't know. I used the regular Ubuntu 10.10 install, but I know little about the inner workings. If the default Ubuntu installation uses KDM, then that's what I'm using.

As far as I can tell from what I just looked up, no, that's not what I'm using; but, again, I'm not entirely certain, as I know little about these kinds of things.

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Aurélien Gâteau (agateau) said :

OK, if you are using Ubuntu 10.10 (and not Kubuntu 10.10) then you are using GDM, not KDM. So this is not the problem.

PS: GDM and KDM are the programs responsible for asking your login and password on startup

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