Ubuntu – Unity Settings Deamon crash in 16.04 every time after boot


Each and every time I boot Ubuntu 16.04 the Ubuntu experienced an internal error window comes up. This is a fresh install of Ubuntu on a selfbuild machine (AMD / 64bit). The error pops up every time seconds after I logged in and before I actually could do anything.

I've searched the internet and found a couple of bugs like this one but those I found all seem to have been fixed.

The title of the Error reads: unity-settings-deamon crashed with SIGSEGV in up_exported_dae (can't read more since there is no word wrapping).

Since I suspect this having to do with the graphics card: It is the MSI GTX 970 used the machine.

Edit: There I one more thing I noticed when booting: The purple screen appears pretty fast but then seems to be somewhat locked. I have to wait a couple of seconds before I can actually type in my password.

Best Answer

  • Bring your system up-to-date, reinstall the unity-settings-daemon and reboot your system:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall unity-settings-daemon
    sudo reboot

    This should already solve the issue.