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Old 05-18-2011, 02:13 PM   #1
meggiedude
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Messed up my desktop - help


I have a Ubuntu 11.04 o an Acer netbook

Earlier today I loaded the compiz uility.

Since I had issues with the desktop on the netbook I decided to remove it.
Since then I have got a blank desktop (as any user) when I login.

I am OK when I login to via Classic, but not in he standard (Unity??) desktop.

I tried removing the .gnome2 directory, plus a few others dot directories in my home directory(as per instructions on a forum post I found after searching with google), but this has not fixed it.

Any help appreciated.

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Old 05-18-2011, 02:43 PM   #2
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Just to add to this.
Also tried 'Package repair' via the grub 'recovery mode' boot option - to no avail
 
Old 05-18-2011, 03:03 PM   #3
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Have you rebooted it since doing this? Sometimes that can clear things. Otherwise, I'm not sure what to suggest.
 
Old 05-18-2011, 03:15 PM   #4
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Have you rebooted it since doing this? Sometimes that can clear things. Otherwise, I'm not sure what to suggest.
Yes several times, and as I say I've booted via recovery mode too.
 
Old 05-18-2011, 03:17 PM   #5
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Have you tried creating a new user and seeing if Unity works for the new user?
 
Old 05-18-2011, 03:36 PM   #6
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Have you tried creating a new user and seeing if Unity works for the new user?
As above - all the users (there are 4) on the system have the same issue. Classic login works, standard Unity desktop doesn't - just a blank screen with no menus.

Got to the point now where I've just stopped messing about and have started rebuilding 11.04. The build was fairly new - so always quicker 2nd time round. ;-)

Cheers anyway.

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Old 05-18-2011, 03:45 PM   #7
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Do you recall how many "dot directories" you deleted and their names?

EDIT- Didn't see your last post before posting. Sometimes re-installing is the easiest way.

Last edited by Mr. Bill; 05-18-2011 at 03:49 PM.
 
  


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