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Old 05-21-2013, 05:39 PM   #16
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:05 PM   #17
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Hi,

are you sure you are booting from the usb stick? Also, what *exactly* is on the usb stick. Ie what did you download, and how did you put it on the usb stick?

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Old 05-21-2013, 09:26 PM   #18
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I bought a fresh USB stick. went to the Ubuntu site and downloaded the live OS on the stick by following their directions. And no I am not booting from the stick now. I installed it.

BTW I am the same guy you just posted to on the thread about trying to uninstall = P
 
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Hi,

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I bought a fresh USB stick. went to the Ubuntu site and downloaded the live OS on the stick by following their directions. And no I am not booting from the stick now. I installed it.
But, you said you want to "reinstall", so you need to boot from the usb stick...

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BTW I am the same guy you just posted to on the thread about trying to uninstall = P
Yes, after seeing that thread I wanted to work out why you thought you needed to "uninstall". Now seeing this thread I don't understand why you wan to reinstall. As I understand it your problem is that neither the free or non-free drivers for your video card work particularly well. If so, reinstalling Ubuntu won't fix that.

Cheers,

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Old 05-21-2013, 10:05 PM   #20
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I think the last problem you had (the lack of the top bar when launching Unity) may be caused by the hard reboot you did (I experienced similar problems dozens of times when using Gnome in the past -- some user configuration files get corrupt and the desktop gets misconfigured). You can try pressing ctrl-alt-F1 from the login screen (the third screenshot you uploaded), then log in with your user to the virtual terminal, and execute these commands:

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mv -f .compiz .compiz-old
mv -f .config .config-old
Then go back to the graphic environment by pressing ctrl-alt-F7 (or ctrl-alt-F8, I'm not sure how it works on Ubuntu), and log in normally from the login screen. You will start with a clean desktop configuration, hopefully.

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Old 05-22-2013, 09:03 AM   #21
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Now seeing this thread I don't understand why you wan to reinstall. As I understand it your problem is that neither the free or non-free drivers for your video card work particularly well. If so, reinstalling Ubuntu won't fix that.

Evo2.
Thats a shame I really liked Ubuntu while it worked. (if it is not blatently obvious I am a casual user) What Distro would you say would be good for me?

But b4 I change OS is I want to be sure there is no way to save Ubuntu b/c I liked it I will try some of the other solutions posted, then if they dont work I will switch to something else.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 09:08 AM   #22
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I think the last problem you had (the lack of the top bar when launching Unity) may be caused by the hard reboot you did (I experienced similar problems dozens of times when using Gnome in the past -- some user configuration files get corrupt and the desktop gets misconfigured). You can try pressing ctrl-alt-F1 from the login screen (the third screenshot you uploaded), then log in with your user to the virtual terminal, and execute these commands:

Code:
mv -f .compiz .compiz-old
mv -f .config .config-old
Then go back to the graphic environment by pressing ctrl-alt-F7 (or ctrl-alt-F8, I'm not sure how it works on Ubuntu), and log in normally from the login screen. You will start with a clean desktop configuration, hopefully.
I am a very casual user, I dont know alot about internal coding/software/terminal.

Do you have any free time, maybe 8ish min. to talk me through it over skype?

Would be very greatful.
 
  


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