Ubuntu – No desktop, only background with the Unity plugin


I tried all this stuff.

Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 and log in. Install the
jibby you'll need to configure the settings by running this:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Then run it. The first part tells the terminal which display you want
it to load on (otherwise it won't have a clue).

export DISPLAY=:0

Press Ctrl+Alt+F7 (or
Ctrl+Alt+F8 sometimes) to get back to
the graphical display where there should be a CompizConfig Settings
Manager screen sitting there.

Find the Unity plugin. Enable it.

Everything should spring into life but if it doesn't, you might have
to restart. You can do that by going back to TTY1 and running sudo

But none of it worked. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, but nothing. I also have checked to make sure the Unity plugin is enabled.

Best Answer

  • Try this, which worked for me in Ubuntu 12.10:

    Use Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal. Now use the following command in the terminal:

    rm -rf .compiz-1

    Source: How To Fix: No Unity, No Launcher, No Dash In Ubuntu

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