Ubuntu :: 11.04 Installed And Unity Does Not Show Up Only Classic
May 26, 2011
I installed ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop and everything worked just fine. When I helped a friend to install it on his laptop unity did not work, only ubuntu classic. On the login screen I choose "ubuntu" and when I log in I get "ubuntu classic" I went back to the login screen and chose "ubuntu classic" and it did the same thing so my question is:
where did unity go?
has anyone else had this issue, I have installed the recommended nvidia drivers and I still don't see unity, I don't know what to do next!
Is there any way when booting the LiveCD of Ubuntu 11.04 to force the use of classic mode, even if the computer meets the requirements to use Unity and would otherwise start Unity? Is there a kernel parameter that would do this? In searching, all I can find is the selection during login, but this seems to only show up after a full installation, I want to do this in the Live CD environment.
I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 and all was working ok till today. I am not sure if it was because of a new update(manager)or maybe another reason, but i get a purple screen and a unresponsive window from a alarm clock app and thats it. This occures when I login onto Classic Ubuntu and Safe mode, the main Ubuntu (Unity) is working fine.
I did use Ubuntu Classic since install and was running fine. Now the screen is purple and cant even shut of the PC with the powerbutton. I can still get into terminal using CTRL+ALT+F1 and that about it... I had Dock installed,task bar... all is gone, even the background picture changed.
I upgraded to Natty at the beginning of May and Unity has been working fine until about 4 days ago. Around then, then I cold boot and log in, Ubuntu starts in "Ubuntu Classic" desktop. If I log out then back in, Unity starts as expected.In both cases of my logging in, Ubuntu Classic is not selected - Ubuntu is, which should start the UI under Unity.
I like 11.04 with Unity however I would like to find a method of managing workspaces with mouse (not keyboard) which gives constant visual feedback and is faster than using the launcher bar, which although not 'slow', takes time to appear and it then takes time to locate the (non movable) desktop switcher item.I happily adopt most of what 11.04 (Unity) offers, however, I really still miss the good visual feedback and the single click action that the lower panel (classic) desktop switcher used. Is there a way of me using some item in unity which is closely similar?
I started up my computer, the seccond time since i had installed ubuntu 11.04. My unity desktop was gone, and it was now the old desktop(classic). I tried to change it but it didn't work. Then i as i only saw one option i reinstalled ubuntu then it worked again and have since.
This will no doubt be my fault, having messed with the compiz settings Classic is now the same as Unity. I've tried hard to like Unity, but it's very buggy and I'd like to stop trying! How I can get gnome back again as it was?
I upgraded from 10.10 netbook edition to 11.04 and something went wrong. After the grub menu I get the password window on that typical magenta screen with lights. Afterwards I get a message, that the netbook connected to the internet, but the Unity desktop doesnt show. Still the magenta desktop without anything. Already have tried to select the previous linux edition on the grub-menu, but no change.
Is there a way to make Unity launcher have the open applications/programs at the top?This way I don't have to scroll through the entire launcher to see what is open/running.Or, is there a way of seeing what is open - like <Super>+W but that shows minimised items too?
All I get now is an empty background color. Don't think I did anything to cause this. Creating a new user and logging in I have the complete Unity interface. How do I get the interface back using my initial user Login?
after I installed KDE on my Ubuntu installationv I suspect Unity UI got corrupted...I can run KDE fine but there's no 'desktop' when I log into Unity...Similarly no panels or 'desktop' in 'Classic Ubuntu' session also though I can run applications using 'Gnome Do'... I have Ubuntu 11.04 DVD...Can I repair or install Gnome using this DVD? I can't get online because Android Wifi/USB tethering's not working in Ubuntu (though works fine in Windows 7)...
I've just installed the brand new Ubuntu 11.04 and all goes well until...I log in a session. There is a window telling me that my graphic card isn't too good to run Unity, when I have no problem under 10.10 to run all the eye-candy. Now I have a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M with 512 megs of memory. I've install the NVIDIA current driver in the Additional Drivers application and reboot. But nothing...in the additional driver app it says that the current driver is installed but not currently in use...what should I do before giving up and install unity-2d?
I originally had the nvidia driver form the nvidia website installed instead of the = one from the repository. I uninstalled it and used apt-get to install nvidia-current. My video works fine but when ever I click the applications button all of my installed software is gone under all applications. I can still access my programs it's just under all applications nothing shows up, this is annoying. Is their any way to fix it or should I just switch back the driver?
I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 in a virtual box but it has defaulted to Gnome rather than Unity. I've never used Linux before (had to get it for my software paper at uni) so really have no idea what I'm doing. Does anyone know how to fix this?
I just want a simple email notifier. I have started to use Ubuntu 10.10 and seem to have downloaded Gmailwatcher - it shows in Applications/Internet/Gmailwatcher. But it doesn't show as installed software in the Installed Software Centre. So, I cant uninstall it. I can't configure it? If I try to open Gmailwatcher I receive a popup asking me to open it from an icon above - but there's no icon there, I just want a simple email notifier - preferably one which I can add an audio alert.
I've recently tried to install various well known programs however they do not show up anywhere. Even in the home folder they do not show up. It's like they were never installed, but I know for a fact I watched them being installed in the terminal and everything. The application I am most concerned with is ies4linux(mainly because its in the way of my WoW playing). I did the whole cabextract (already have wine) and downloaded the ies4linux file.It runs the installer for it, however it doesn't show in the applications or home folder.
I have noticed that the files and folders search in Unity, only shows up those files which have been amended (or possibly just opened) since the install.
i was wondering if there was a way i could have the search index (or something vaguely equivalent) all the files on my machine. This is especially important given that i reinstall the OS every six months on a new distribution cycle, copying all my old files across.
Without being able to see my old files the search is pretty much reduced to a recent history search.
I have installed opensuse 10.3 on my system and after sometimes I installed ubuntu 8.10 on my system from Windows (I just double click ubuntu 8.10 setup and ubuntu 8.10 takes care of the rest of installation.) Now when I start my PC I was displayed a menu from where I have to choose either Windows or Opensuse. When I select windows again I was shown a menu in which I have to choose either windows or ubuntu. I want to make only one menu in which I was shown all three OS installed!
Installing on 10.10 64-bit works fine following the instructions on url. The BBC Desktop functions well once I reenabled KWallet.
My problem is that when I refresh the repositories the BBC Desktop is reported as broken, and the reason seems to be that AdobeAir does not show as installed in Synaptic. It does not matter if I install AdobeAir using .deb or .bin, it still is not reported as installed. Any ideas about how to make AdobeAir show as installed?