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Old 09-12-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
kymppinetti
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Only wallpaper


Problem:
Yesterday my Ubuntu worked just fine. Now, after the boot, it only shows my wallpaper. Really, only my wallpaper. There is no taskbar etc. on my desktop. As I recall I haven't change anything in my system on yesterday. I just have a little surf on youtube. :SS

What to do?
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Solution:
In a case you accidentally remove your desktop, there is a trick to get it back in Ubuntu. The thing I'm going to show you it's quite newbie wise. So laugh all you want.

*First we need internet access. Skip (1) if you some how has it already.*
1.1. Boot your computer.
1.2. While in desktop click the right mouse button. Go to 'Change Desktop Backgroud'.
1.3. Go to 'All settings' in the top left corner. And while there click 'Network'.
1.4. After a while it should connect automatically in to your default WIFI. (You can also gain it via terminal. Check google, if your interested.)


*Now that we have internet in our side. Let's go in to the terminal.*
2.1. Push CTRL-ALT-F2 all together to gain access in to the terminal.
2.2. Login as an user. (your username and password)


*While in terminal.*
3.1. Do these lines:
sudo apt-get install unity
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
rm -r ~/.config
rm -r ~/.compiz
sudo restart lightdm


*It's not working?!*
4.1. If it's not working after those, do these:
sudo reboot
(everything in section 1.)
rm -r ~/.config
rm -r ~/.compiz
sudo restart lightdm


I hope it'll worked for you guys!
And yes, there must be 100% a better solution trick. But at least this worked.

Last edited by kymppinetti; 09-12-2014 at 06:04 PM.
 
Old 09-12-2014, 03:00 PM   #2
ondoho
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forums are a two-way street.
someone might have the same problem as you, can you tell them how you solved it?
also, please mark this thread solved.
 
Old 09-12-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
kymppinetti
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There! Oh yes, so it seems like I did change my system a little bit. It was an accident...

Last edited by kymppinetti; 09-12-2014 at 05:46 PM.
 
  


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