I reverted back from Gnome3 to Unity using ppa-purge, but now I have 2 annoying issues: The launcher reverts back to its default after login/logout. Any extra items I "Keep in launcher" are gone. The clock is stuck in 12h mode and it doesn't take any new settings. 24h clock, showing seconds etc. all fail.
I have 2 different systems affected, one 64-bit and one 32-bit (pae kernel).
I recently installed KDE via the terminal using sudo apt-get install kde-standard and I'm now having difficulty logging in and when I do finally log in all I get is a blank screen, I have tried booting ubuntu in safe mode and uninstalling KDE from the terminal but I am still prompted with the KDE log in screen after rebooting, I was just wondering how to get back to unity.
I've got an UK keyboard, and every time I boot up, Ubuntu keep reverting back to the US keyboard layout which is annoying me. I open up keyboard preferences, the UK layout is already selected. So I delete the US layout, click on "Apply System-wide" and it works. Until I reboot and the US layout is back in there! I suspect it's something to do with not having admin privileges to permanently save the changes - if this is the case, why it doesn't ask me for my password, or give me a chance to escalate my privileges or something?
Using karmic on acer aspire 5332.Wifi was working from fresh install but would drop out often and sometimes freeze laptop resulting in hard reset.Installed Ndiswrapper to try windows wireless drivers unfortunately i can't get them to work. How can i revert back to original supplied drivers?
Recently installed Ubuntu. It resurrected a dead machine. While using Miro, I went to a site in Firefox to check on a video downloads. The site said I couldn't play their files and gave me the option of downloading flash. Since Ubuntu was having trouble getting the dependancies together for me to load flash and make it work, I downloaded their offer. Now Miro doesn't recognize any of the available videos to download when I try to access them. How do I reverse the downloads?
So I glossed over the fact that installing Gnome3 from the PPA would break Unity for some reason, and now it's broken, and I can't even check it out. Is there a way to recover it and/or remove Gnome3, or is it a case of being out of luck unless I do a full reinstall?
Installing gnome3 on 11.04 kills unity and even gnome2. I heard installing gnome3 from source solves the problem, any one tried that? I want gnome3 to be alone, if I change its wallpaper I don't want gnome2 or unity wallpaper to be changed.
After upgrading to F15 I noticed that Alt+Tab behaves now differently. For example, if I have several terminal windows open, I can't cycle through all of them by just pressing Alt+Tab repeatedly. Now the system just displays one terminal icon and icons for each terminal window, but if I keep pressing Tab (Alt being down all the time), it does not switch the window.
I am installing fedora 15 in vmware 7.1.4.It tells me "Gnome3 failed to load and started in the fall back mode" when accessed in live-cd.Ever since fedora 15 beta or any other distros take gnome3 as default destop,I haven't experienced a beautiful normal gnome3
I am trying to solve multiple issues with my 64x natty install using gnome3 ppa( official ppa from gnome3). I have this setup on two machines, one is a fresh install the other is a upgrade. They both have most of these issues. Here they are: 1) Nautilus will not launch from the favorites bar. It does launch from a shortcut on the desktop. It will not run from the terminal unless I am root. 2) Number lock is disabled at startup (enabled in my bios). I used to be able to enable after nattty had started, I no longer can, though num lock light is lit - number keypad does not work!
3) I have set gnome3 set to let nautilus draw the background and desktop, I get a white screen at boot until Nautilus is launched then I get a background and some desktop icons(no computer or network icons). If I plug in a usb drive the icon appears on my desktop, when I select it I loose the background and have to select it again.
4) Wireless randomly will drop the connection, have to reconnect, sometimes it will, sometimes I have to reboot. I have Fedora installed on a 2nd hard drive on the machine with a clean install and the only similarity is it displays the default desktop until I launch Nautilus, then my background and desktop are displayed with all of the icons. From there on out Fedora has none of these issues. I have used Ubuntu Gnome and XFCE as my only os since 6.0 and have never had this many problems. Both machines would not run the gdm because of Nvidia issues after the upgrade and clean install. I DO NOT want to give up on Ubuntu as I tell all my friends and family to use it.
When logging in, I suddenly got a message saying "It appears you do not have the hardware to run Unity", and it initialized the old GNOME 2 desktop.
Ofcourse I have the hardware to run Unity (an NVIDIA GTX 580), and it has worked normally until now...
Now Unity won't come back, even after logging out / in or rebooting. The video driver works normally and NVIDIA X Server Settings does not show that there's anything wrong with my video card or drivers.
Is this a bug? Did this happen to anyone else? How do I get the Unity desktop back?
Since my video card cannot run Unity (3D), I jumped at the opportunity for Unity Qt but just recently when I logged in the top bar did not appear at all! How do I get it back? # gnome-panel pulls up the Gnome one but not the Unity one.
i feel really stupid for "upgrading" to gnome 3 to try it out and read warnings saying it can mess up your system. i went on thinking oh it'll be fine and the update process messed up or something. now i have a barely functional desktop and just want to go back to unity 11.04. i added the ppa from[URL]
Running Ubuntu 11.04 and installed Gnome3 upgrade. Messed things up big time. Ubuntu will load, but will shut down when I try to access almost anything but terminal. How can I remove Gnome 3 or try to get back to Unity desktop or whatever.
After playing around with Ubuntu Tweaks to remove the "Recent Documents" logging, I somehow ended up losing the icons for "Applications" and "Files & Folders".
I tried lots of different things but the only thing that seemed to sort it was this:
Log out. Log in under Ubuntu Classic (for some reason dropping back to tty with Ctr, Alt and F2 didn't do it). Bring up the terminal and do code...
Log back into Ubuntu (not classic) and hopefully, you should end up with all icons back as they were.
This worked for me but I can't remember if I'd gotten rid of the ".recent-documents.xbel" file in my home folder first, so if all else fails you could try that before you start removing and re-installing Unity.
I have an Asus/Intel setup with integrated graphics that has been running Unity no problem for a while. I temporarily installed a separate NVidia card to do some hardware compatibility testing for another system that apparently couldn't hack it for Unity and forced it back to Classic. With the Nvidia card removed and going back to the integrated video setup I can't seem to get Unity running again. At the login I've toggled back and forth between Ubuntu (Unity) and Classic to no avail. Is there some way to reactivate it?
Having just upgraded to 10.10, I've discovered Unity, and I'm afraid its not for me. I absolutely loved the previous interface, and was quite shocked and saddened to see it disappear. But I'd like to keep all the other new software that comes with 10.10. So my question is, can I install the old 10.04 beautiful interface to run on the 10.10 edition? Re-installation is a MS solution, that turned me on to linux in the first place!
yesterday i upgraded my Maverick Meekat 10.10 to 11.04. When i was exploring new features of Natty Narwhal i by mistake disabled Unity in CCSM. And then the Unity dockbar and top Panel disappeared and i am not getting any menu or options. Alt + F2 isn't working so i can't run CCSM to enable Unity again. However i am able to log in as Ubuntu Classic with old menus and functions. how to bring Run command? so that i can run CCSM and bring back my Unity dockbar and top Panel?
I decided to persist with Unity having spent until today launching in an Ubuntu Classic session. The thing that bugs me the most is the fact that each program has its menu (ie File, Edit etc) in the top panel. This may be fine for netbooks but not my laptop.I just launched Tomboy, which startde with its window in the bottom right of the screen, however to get to the programs menu I have to move the cursor all the way to the top right of the screen - miles.
1. I didn't like the icon theme and changed it to Ubuntu Mono Light. But is there a way to get the Min/Max/Close buttons to how they are in Radiance when maximized, or is that dependant on something else?
2. Is there a way to disable the Unity dock, but not the Unity feature where the Min/Max/Close go into the command bar?
<rant>10.04 has been a disaster for my Acer laptop. NVidia must hate Ubuntu because any time I try to load into 184.108.40.206, the damn thing black-screens and dies. 220.127.116.11 "works", but I get flooded with errors related to the generic nvidia drivers. And I've specifically NOT installed the proprietary drivers because I know from past experience that they kill my computer, regardless of which Ubuntu version I use. Plus 10.04 is just... why did they change everything? The default color scheme makes my eyes bleed, and even the close/minimize/maximize buttons are in the wrong place. But that's minor... The real problem is that my graphics capabilities are shot to hell, and since this is a computer used for work-related image processing, I need 9.10 back.</rant>
Reinstalling from disk is not an option since any install disc (alt or otherwise) newer than 8.04 fails. (A fresh install of 9.10 involved installing 8.04 => 8.10 => 9.04 => 9.10) Is there a simple apt-get type command I can use to revert it?
I basically accidentally installed gnome3 on ubuntu tweak (I didn't notice the box was checked) and next time I started up I could only use the gnome 3 environment which is massively buggy. I wish to revert back to 11.04 (without a clean install, since I have a lot of files I need to keep). I have tried purging the gnome3 team ppa but I get the following error:
"sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3/ Updating packages lists PPA to be removed: gnome3-team/gnome3 ppa
Just moved to Ubuntu 11.04 with unity and only have one problem...For most of my desktop needs I prefer to have the Unity Launcher up all the time (fullscreen apps don't cover it), and have set this option with ccsm.
However, when I watch mythtv, it is also under the launcher (and the top panel as well). How can I force mythtv to cover the launcher? What I really need is a keyboard shortcut to hide the launcher, but the only shortcut is for "show launcher". (I guess the devs assumed everyone would want it hidden by default).
This, by the way is not my usual way for viewing mythtv. I have a projector attached to the desktop PC and it doesn't get a Unity Launcher by default (in Twinview), so no probs. However, occasionally I want to watch something on my computer screen, and that is when this issue arises.