Ubuntu :: Can't Set Background After Natty Upgrade

Apr 19, 2011

Since upgrading my former Karmic/Lucid/Maverick laptop to the Natty beta recently, I've been unable to change anything about my desktop background. Each time I reboot, the background is a different solid color, but I can't change the color nor set a wallpaper image. Here's what I've tried;

- "Appearance Preferences" -> "Background"
- the compiz wallpaper plugin
- gconftool-2/gconf-editor
- xsetroot

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Ubuntu :: Change The Background In Natty?

Jul 4, 2011

Having just installed Natty on a new computer I want to set the background to a JPEG in my home folder. I click on the "Add" button, navigate to the folder and open the JPEG. the file is not added to the displayed list of background images. I had misunderstood something I clicked on the Help button of the dialog and got:

Unknown Error The file /usr/share/gnome/help/user-guide/en_CA/user-guide.xml� could not be parsed because one or more of its included files is not a well-formed XML document.

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Aug 3, 2011

In Ubuntu Natty with Unity desktop, how can I close the Piding window such that the program will continue to run in the background and I will get notifications when someone sends me a PM?

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Apr 30, 2011

I'm on Natty since yesterday but I started the day before. My first impression was great. I now had an option top upgrade from 10.10 and not loose my data! So I did. It all went fine until the point where The Upgrade tries to restore my applications. It failed and returned the message:
unbalanced group option, expect badness.

And that was it! And I would have been waiting a very long time if I wasn't looking the details of what's going on because from here and after a 3rd try, I went to sleep online to find out I was still expecting badness the next day. I did a hard reboot and tried login in. I reached the login screen with success but could never login. I was using the encryption options which it seems comes after the restoration of application.

The symptoms are those of a wrong password. I finally did a clean install and restored my data from my backups (wouldn't try something new without a backup). Otherwise, I like Unity. I see a few things that needs polishing here and there but I don't mind using it. I think that voices from people liking it need to be heard as well because they usually don't have a reason to complain and it then looks like every body think Unity is not good.

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Feb 9, 2010

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I included a picture

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Oct 13, 2010

I was running 10.04 Netbook remix on my toshiba Nb305 in a dual boot with Windows 7 Pro 32bit on a 1.7ghz atom processor. I have grub 2 running and prior to the 10.10 upgrade i had run all the 10.04 updates. The 10.10 update appeared to have run smoothly and seems to boot ok but all it does is load my old background picture from before and none of my launcher bars or top status bar(sorry if these aren't proper ubuntu terms but the side netbook bar for app launching and standard top bar), mouse or keyboard.

I do know things are running in the back as my dropbox has shown that it is updated files in the back (also telling me wifi works and settings transfered). The only thing i can do is hit the computer's power off button and get the standard menu options in ubuntu for that but i have no control as i hve no mouse or keyboard control. Also note windows still launches fine from grub so that is not corrupted at all.

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Apr 25, 2011

background now is gone (just a gray area) if i tick off show background in gconf-editor-->preferences--> show desktop (off) the wallpaper appears but desktop icons and volumes are gone.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Upgrade To Natty From 10.10

Apr 5, 2011

When i upgraded the whole process went all right then when I logged in, i mostly saw black and no unity bar could barley get around.

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Ubuntu :: After Upgrade To Natty About To Reinstall 10.10?

May 1, 2011

obviously natty is flawed. I upgraded as an option in ubuntu studio's update manager. not sure if studio was ment to be upgraded to natty but it was in the manager, as studio is still 10.10 maverick. regardless the results have been disastrous. i am running into problem after problem as apparently many users are.

i had recently done a fresh install of ubuntu studio maverick which seemed perfect. as i was still setting up and restoring until i noticed the option for natty. so while i'm still at it i think i'm going to reinstall 10.10 this is the first imperfect ubuntu upgrade i've experienced but linux still rules.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Upgrade To Natty?

May 4, 2011

When I try to upgrade from 10.04 to 11.04 I always get this error:

Code: E:Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
If I run sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, I get:

~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho
Creando rbol de dependencias


Apparently there's nothing wrong in apt.log, but i cannot upgrade and i don't know how to fix it. Any clue?

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May 14, 2011

When upgrading from 10.10 on my machine, Natty set the default boot image as 2.6.38-8-generic-pae, which didn't boot (stuck at the start image: ubuntu logo with 5 red circles). I can boot to 2.6.38-8-generic if I go into previous versions. Everything, best I can tell, works fine after doing this. I'm a complete idiot when it comes to Ubuntu. How can I uninstall/remove the 2.6.38-8-generic-pae image since it clearly doesn't work? Why would it have set this as my default image in GRUB? How can I set the normal image as default in GRUB?

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May 23, 2011

since i upgraded to natty i have not received a single update...i suspect something is wrong....

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Jun 6, 2011

I have a dell optiplex 755 with ATI HD Radeon 2400 XT graphics using ATI Catalyst 11.4 driver. Since my upgrade to Natty, graphics have been choppy in both Unity and Classic. I've tried tweaking just about everything I could in compiz, and Catalyst. I've found when I disable a few certain plugins in CCSM (Bailer and Detection) my screen flickers and graphics are smoother (wobbly windows, cairo dock/launcher's hide animation) but I lose shadows and composite (when in Classic Gnome there is a black box behind cairo dock) and a few other things, which is weird because I still have window animations and other effects. Sometimes I also get a completely gray window with no window decoration/contol buttons that I cannot close, when I disable these settings.

I've also found that when I disable "Sync to VBlank" animations are smoother and then even more choppy, sporadically.

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Ubuntu Installation :: No Wallpaper After Upgrade - Just White Background

Apr 29, 2011

I upgraded to 11.04 yesterday and now my dual monitor setup has no wallpaper! Just a solid white background (screenshot attached). When I log in and out, I see the wallpaper briefly, but I can't get it to display while I'm logged in.

I even tried creating a new user to see if I mucked up my environment somewhere. New user had the same problem.

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May 4, 2011

I have successfully upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04, computer was rebooted and I got working Ubuntu Natty. I did not altered any settings and switched computer off. When I tried to boot computer today I got Ubuntu load screen, but OS does not load properly (only load screent, startup sound and that's all).I am able to load terminal as root. How can I troubleshot my problem?

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May 6, 2011

Since my upgrade to 11.04, ubuntu has been running real slow. When I click on the firefox icon on the side bar, it literally takes over 3 seconds to start opening up. And the same thing goes for folders. Is there something I need to tweak to fix this? And my computer is pretty fast on its own, vista runs very fast on it if that says something.

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May 8, 2011

I just updated my work laptop to Natty: perfect. My home server: perfect. My oldish home laptop: no more wireless. [I use wicd instead of Knetwork (or whatever it's called) because I want a permanent connection no matter the user]

I have a D-Link DWA-645. I get the whole stage: connecting, authenticating, etc... and bad password at the end. The password is correct (hasn't changed during upgrade). I also tried disabling WPA and it still won't connect. That's wlan2.

I also tried with an older PCMCIA card that _used_ to work on ubuntu 9, but stopped on version 10: a D-LinkDWL-G650. It doesn't even show up as wlan0 as it used to. I also tried with a USB-wifi DWL-G122 which has always worked on every version of Ubuntu [I don't normally use it because it's not practical on a laptop]. I see it as wlan1, but same thing: won't connect. Note that like with wlan2 I can scan for networks and see several around. For instance:

$ iwconfig
IEEE 802.11bg
ESSID: off/any
Mode: managed
Access point: not associated
Tx power: 20 dBm
Retry long limit: 7


Some more info: the access point works fine, I can connect with another device. The driver in use by Ubuntu is ath9k. Using KnetworkManager instead of wicd doesn't change anything.

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May 9, 2011

I tried to upgrade to 11.04 from 10.10 but I get this error every time.

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May 11, 2011

So after my Natty upgrade, mpd stopped working. All I can see in the logs are the following lines:

No protocol specifiedxcb_connection_has_error() returned true The Pulse Audio wiki suggests that this might be an access rights problem: [URL]...hts_are_broken I tried that, but with no success.

Anyone else had this problem? And any ideas about how I can diagnose and fix this?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Xorg CPU Hog After Upgrade To Natty?

May 17, 2011

I've just upgraded my Mythbuntu box to Natty. Now I have a completely unusable system due to Xorg taking 70% of CPU. Mouse movement is possible and I can just type but that is about it. Using MythTv is impossible.I'm running a standard mythtv build with the xfce desktop how to fix this one as it has rendered my PVR system impotent.

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Ubuntu :: Natty - Can't Clone My Drive Since Upgrade?

May 19, 2011

I have not been able to clone my drive since the upgrade to Natty. This was never a problem for me in 'any' previous distro. I have a dual boot Windows 7/Natty system; and I never have a problem with the Windows partition getting cloned. partclone (Clonezilla) crashes about an hour and 15 min into the cloning of the Ubuntu partition. I'm getting a "buffer-overflow" error. I'm using clonezilla-live-1.2.5-35-amd64; and have been since Lucid. I've recently downloaded clonezilla-live-1.2.8-42-amd64.iso and am burning it to DVD now. I don't know if this is going to help; but I'm ready to try anything; as this is my only means of disaster recovery! During the reboot into Natty, I received some error messasges stating that there were inode problems. I don't know if this was on the source or destination drive; as I still had the destination drive connected to my USB port. Then I started thinking... What package, that wasn't there in Maverick, that is present in Natty messes with inodes???

Then I thought ZeitGeist So I ripped it and everything connected to it out-by-roots and tried running Clonezilla again; but no luck...Has anyone else had this problem; and what can I do about it I've replaced all of the relevant hardware; and two days and $500 later, I still don't have a solution.

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Ubuntu :: Upgrade To Natty Failed With Pae Kernel

May 20, 2011

I just upgraded Ubuntu from Maverick to Natty. On the GRUB, I now can see there are 2 kernels installed, 2.6.38-8-generic-pae and 2.6.38-8-generic.The second one works perfectly. But the pae version just shows me the Ubuntu opening screen (with the Ubuntu logo standing over 5 red dots), and then suddenly switches to text mode and displays a prompt. Anybody knows what's the problem?My computer is a DELL Inspiron 1720. So you don't have to look, inspiron 1720 features Nvidia 8600M GT as graphic chipset, CPU is Intel core 2 duo T7100 @ 1.80GHz, and it has 2Go RAM.

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Ubuntu :: Upgrade To Natty Has Borked My Desktop

May 22, 2011

I'm was running 64bit maverick on an intel i3 clarkdale desktop; pretty much vanilla with the compiz spinning cube desktop displaying on my 720p HDMI telly. On 'upgrading' to natty my pc refused to display anything on the telly but can still be connected to via ssh. Assuming unity was the culprit I installed gnome and deleted unity; after plugging in a VGA monitor I finallly got an output onto a display device, then managed to configure the HDMI telly as a secondary display. Gnome is just a backdrop with no panels at all; I managed to get panels by ctrl-alt-T and typing 'gnome-panel &'; but this was only a temporary fix. If I try to run a terminal now it locks X and I can only restart via the ssh session.

Currently all I have if I boot is the gnome backdrop. The pc auto logs on (as it did under maverick) so alternate logon screens can't be accessed as pretty much all I can do is run stuff via an ssh shell on my other pc.

What I'd like to do is have my desktop how it was before natty trashed it. Preferably without unity or its very irritating scroll bar widgets.

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May 25, 2011

So I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my server to Natty. It's a 9.10 server that got upgraded to 10.04 then to 10.10 and now the plan was to make it into a 11.04 machine. So I do the usual precautions and then punch do-release-upgrade in a screened shell. Unlike the previous times it produces the following output:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/do-release-upgrade", line 10, in <module>
from UpdateManager.Core.DistUpgradeFetcherCore import DistUpgradeFetcherCore


So, any clue where to begin with fixing this? Reinstalling is of course NOT an option.

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Jun 4, 2011

I have a home file server that I am trying to upgrade to natty 11.04. It was running 10.04 and was behind on updates due to lack of an internet connection for several months. I didn't have any problems applying all updates (sudo aptitude update; sudo aptitude full-upgrade) and then upgrading to 10.10 (sudo do-release-upgrade). I applied all updates to 10.10 (sudo aptitude update; sudo aptitude full-upgrade) without any problems.

However I encountered problems trying to upgrade to 11.04.



Hangs indefinitely. I don't receive error messages, it just sits there. I have to escape from Screen and 'sudo screen -wipe' to try anything else.

I tried changing my repository list to point to a different mirror, but no change.

If I had error messages I would have more to go on, but at the moment I'm stuck.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: No Audio After Upgrade To Natty?

Jun 11, 2011

following chained updates of my music server from 10.04 to 11.04 I no longer have any sound, which is sort of bad for a music server...Primary soundcard in the setup is USB So I tried the command posted in various "no sound" threads

sudo aptitude --purge reinstall linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils linux-image-`uname -r` linux-ubuntu-modules-`uname -r` libasound2

Which reinstalled stuff as expected, except had this error in the output: Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.38-8-generic" Could the error be because of backports?

aplay -l helpfully reports aplay: device_list:240: no soundcards found.
and the output from
wget http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh -O alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh
can be viewed here:

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Aug 5, 2011

I installed the upgrade today and it gets to the login screen fine, lets me login ans then when the desktop loads it just has "flashes", when i click the menu mar (which cant be seen properly it flashes up then disappears. was working perfect as my backup server before this. Any ideas? i can't even cet a command prompt up!

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Feb 1, 2011

I browsed on internet to find how to upgrade to 11.04 and find the answer.Press Alt+F2 and enter the command update-manager -dAfter authentication, the manager showed the updates and at some point of time, I got the following error.

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
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Apr 29, 2011

I have a script that toggles my touchpad on and off and I assigned it a custom keystroke using gconf-editor. It worked fine until I upgraded to Natty and now I can't make it work anymore. I checked and the script is still the value of 'command_1' and the same keystroke (<Alt>t) is still the value of run_command_1 in the universal keybindings. But, for whatever reason, when I hit <Alt>t, nothing happens. I've tried using assigning different keystrokes, but nothing has worked.

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Ubuntu Installation :: (some) Colors Shifted After Natty Upgrade?

Apr 29, 2011

I just upgraded to Natty and some images display shifted colors, e.g. bright purple instead of yellow and bright green instead of whatever there used to be. Some images also show properly. I attached a screenshot of a bit of Thunderbird where the bug is visible. Does anyone have any idea what is wrong, or how to diagnose the problem properly? EDIT: and, to make this even more interesting, the attachment I made to the forum displays even more ridiculously once it has been attached - I'm attaching a screenshot of that, too. (although right now I have no idea what it looks like on a working machine)

EDIT2: To reiterate the problem: apparently, Firefox and Thunderbird rotate colors in indexed images for some reason. I am trying to find a way to fix this, with no luck so far.

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