[SOLVED] Ubuntu 11.04 Lunch bar and menu bar gone.
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So, I'm new to Linux in general. I installed Ubuntu 11.04 yesterday and played around a bit with Compiz, but as soon as I actually opened Compiz Manager of some sort the launch bar and the menu bar disappeared and i have no idea how to get them back. Restart does not help. And I'm rather worried that I have to reinstall Ubuntu. Therefore I hope you can help me restore my Ubuntu to it's former glory.
First of all, 10.04 is still in Beta so there is bound to be an error or two that's not quite ironed out yet. If you want stability and are not comfortable with some googling and hacking you should consider the LTS release.
Try changing the session type in the login window - there should be a failsafe option just like in Windows so you can get the GUI back and fix the problem.
If that doesn't help the last resort is to make a new user account for yourself - it's quite likely the chrash is caused by your faulty settings (try removing the ~/.config folder with rm -rf ~/.config). You'll probably have to do it in a terminal window (Ctrl + Alt + F1)
Have the same problem: toyed with compiz settings and it blew my window manager - no more menu bar no more launcher.
And in the beginning no window management as such: no borders an all windows placed in the upper right corner...
deleting .config/ didn't do the trick
got the window manager back, i.e. windows with borders, that can be moved around
I installed other window managers - i didn't try them all but none of the gnome derivatives (enlightenment-gnome e etc. start up without the menu bar
Of course creating a new user is possible but kind of the last option ...
What else can be done? What settings to tweak to recover?
Btw: Ubuntu 11.04 (official release); Intel graphics adapter, Lenovo X60s - I already had the same problem in the previous version. conclusion: compiz sucks :-(
Last edited by veloteuton63; 05-13-2011 at 10:57 AM.
Before this happened to me, I had changed the setting from when you log in from "Ubuntu" to "User Defined session", accidentally! Running "unity --reset" fixed the problem temporarily but to fix it I had to change the session back to "Ubuntu". It worked fine after this.
I too had the same problem..installed ubuntu 11.04 and played around with compiz settings and it made everything to disappear..i was getting only the desktop back ground on my computer.. so i had to go to a remote terminal and reset unity. Things are fine after that