Ubuntu Installation :: Natty Upgrade Breaks Unity On Netbook

Apr 15, 2011

X is working, I get a desktop, all updates are current, just no Unity menus/window/widgets/whatever, blank desktop with single mapped network folder and no working keyboard shortcuts after initial login. I upgraded on Alpha 2 and it ate my desktop, never has given it back for 3 months. I assumed eventually the upgrades would fix it. Looked into ditching Unity and doing GDM, but thought I'd wait it out, ran dpkg-reconfigure unity and it did nothing, can't find any relevant errors in the logs, where should I be looking and/or what should I be doing? Running lots of servers on this box and have dual-boot, otherwise I'd probably torch it and start over.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Natty Netbook Upgrade Hides Unity?

May 1, 2011

I was running Ubuntu 10.4 netbook version (with Gnome) on my Dell Inspiron 910 and yesterday it told me there was an upgrade available, to Natty. I followed the links, did the download, and left it to install overnight. When I got up today, it said it had a problem, because an application was using a file it needed. I thought I had closed everything before I started the process. I acknowledged the message, and proceeded to restart.

I ended up with the standard 10.4 Ubuntu screen, but with no tool bars, status bars, or anything. Just the wallpaper. Keyring login came up and I signed in, wireless said it was connected. So it looks like things are working, just no UI as such. Poked all the screen edges with the mouse, but nothing popped out.

Ctrl><Alt><Del> brought up the logout screen, and if I clicked on Help, I could ultimately get Firefox to run. (Note: the Help screen talks about Gnome, but it had the new popout scroll bars).

If I hold down <Shift> on startup, I get the GRUB menu. I am running linux generic 2.6.38-8 , but I am not sure where to go from there. Running dpkg didn't help.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Natty Narwhal Upgrade Breaks OpenGL Effects?

Apr 30, 2011

I upgraded from Maverick a few days ago, and ever since, OpenGL effects are getting disabled by KDE with a message stating that the effects were making the machine slow. Switching to Xrender works fine, but XRender isn't as advanced as OpenGL.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Does The Natty Upgrade Replace Gnome2 With Unity

Apr 28, 2011

If I just upgrade my 10.10 to 11.04, will it replace gnome with unity? I tried unity before and it is not satifying because it is not customizable, I feel I have less options and less power over what my interface looks like and how it behaves. Same case with gnome3.I'm wondering if when I upgrade to Naughty will I have to go through a lot of messing around with packages and configuration files to get back to gnome2 ? Do we have an option when we upgrade to choose between Unity, Gnome2 and Gnome3?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unity Stopped Working After Natty Upgrade

May 12, 2011

I've just upgraded my Ubuntu version a week ago and got a problem that the Unity UI won't running after upgrade. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 14R which is i think is more than capable for running Unity 3D. When I rebooted after upgrade there was just a blank wallpaper screen, without Unity interface at all.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing KDE Breaks Unity?

Jun 12, 2011

Was messing around today and installed kde-standard over my Ubuntu 11.04 install and I played around for a bit but wanted to go back to Unity but I switched it back to Ubuntu at the login and all the menu's are gone, just get my desktop, can right click and was able to make a launcher so I could get online but nothing else.

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Ubuntu Installation :: New Natty VBox Install - Splash Breaks Login Prompt?

May 5, 2011

I just installed a test Natty VirtualBox server from the "mini" iso. After doing that the normal boot always ends with a blank screen and cannot login. The recovery boot option does work normally. After much digging around and various tests I found that the "splash quiet" boot options cause this issue.

I removed them from the /etc/defaults/grub file and ran update-grub. Next boot the login screen came up after as normal. It seems when the splash flashes that purple screen with the Ubuntu 11.04 message it is breaking something and does not get back out of some graphics mode.

This is in a VirtualBox window and I noticed that vesa framebuffers seem to be used by default in grub now. I never had this issue in previous releases and I'm just wondering if others have seen this and if there is a better fix than disabling splash. I don't mind having it disabled as this is a server install anyway and I'm fine with seeing debug messages during boot. If other have seen this then perhaps it needs to be logged as a bug?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgraded To Natty And Don't Have Unity

Apr 26, 2011

today i upgraded to natty and it went well (except for mistake of not removing ati driver before upgrading what caused 2 hours of me fixing..).. now i have weird problem - there no unity. my desktop looks the same as before - docky and 1 gnome panel, no matter what session i choose (unity or classic).. this is good news for unity haters, but i did upgrade because i wanted unity.i guess i have to run something to set defaults on system...

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Ubuntu Installation :: No Unity 3D On New Natty Install

Apr 29, 2011

I've just installed Natty Narwhal onto my laptop, but I cannot find Unity 3D, only 2D. I've installed the propriety NVIDIA drivers, but there still is no 3D option.I've also seen no one who likes Unity, but I do.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Natty Narwhal Unity Will Not Work

May 1, 2011

I just upgraded to Natty Narwhal. When I first logged in a pop-up dialogue appeared saying that my computer did not fulfil the hardware requirements to run Unity. That cannot be possible this is the output of the lscpu command:

Architecture: i686
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit
CPU(s): 2
Thread(s) per core: 2
Core(s) per socket: 1
CPU socket(s): 1
Vendor ID: GenuineIntel
CPU family: 15
Model: 3
Stepping: 4
CPU MHz: 2999.900
L1d cache: 16K
L2 cache: 1024K

This is is the output of the free command:
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1251612 916332 335280 0 74220 383576
-/+ buffers/cache: 458536 793076
Swap: 860156 0 860156

Summarized that is:
Pentium 4 3GHz core running two threads
1.2GB of ram

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unity 10.04 Work If Netbook Ed - Didn't?

Apr 19, 2011

I remember I tried to boot Ubuntu Netbook Edition LiveCD once, but I had a problem with 3D graphics, and a result I couldn't see the menu panels, etc. So, I was wondering, will the same thing happen with Natty, since they are both Unity? Or will they improve support for graphics in 11.04?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Global Menu Bar Seems To Have Disappeared In Unity (natty)

Jun 23, 2011

after a lot of testing and tweaking done in natty 64 bit while running as live usb, i decided to install it clean on my laptop. everything is working fine (courtesy the time i spent to get things work in live usb)
i installed gnome shell too and now have an option of unity / gnome shell and classic.

today being the 2nd day, i got the following problems.

a) the global menu that was being displayed in unity is not working. its funny to note that firefox global menu is working but not for nautilus or any other apps.

b) conky is displayed in unity and classic desktop but not in gnome-shell. i also followed this link to get it working in start up = > [URL]

still not working. when i issue the top command, i can see that conky is listed in the processes but not displayed..

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unable To Customize Unity 2D And Netbook Edition

Feb 17, 2011

Since next launch will have Unity desktop, I decided to install the netbook and available unity edition for 10.10, but my experience has been less than pleasant. :-/ I'll post a few comments about my worries, perhaps you know how to solve them already. The left bar is nice: but so far I've been unable to customize it! Not intelhidding, nor control over the size. The pick into the dock problem has already solve for unity but not for Netbook. Personally, I rather prefer a docky panel instead of an un-customizable bar.

Mension by a lot of people, the <Alt>-F1 and <Alt>-F2 binding are not working. I've never used <Alt>-F1 but <Alt>-F2 is quite useful for the intermediate or advance user. The Super-key: In netbook desktop somehow I loved that the super-key allows us to select a launcher from the bar. However this functionality is not in Unity. Worse, each time I press super-key, it sends me to the menu... How could I use the compiz functions so? like Super-a My compiz-configuration from Gnome is used by Unity... so when I press the show desktops I can see only one. How do I get 4 of them? I really, really love the fact that in the upper bar are shown the menu of the current selected window, specially because one can un-maximize the window and the menu remains in the panel. Perhaps the upper border of the graphical windows could be made thiner.. since there is no menu there any more!

I think this is mostly it! Anyway... I'll keep in touch Although all my possible negative comment, I think you have done a remarkable work with this environment... but we all know that mind breaking changes should support crisis! Don't they?!

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 Upgrade Breaks LIRC (No Longer Works)

May 2, 2010

I had a working lirc using my hauppage card. After upgrade to Lucid, it no longer works. I don't see errors, but it appears to me is is not detecting the Hauppage card:

mythuser@PVR1:~$ dmesg | grep lirc
[ 19.761015] lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, major 61
[ 19.928886] lirc_i2c: chip 0x0 found @ 0x18 (Leadtek IR)
[ 19.928890] lirc_dev: lirc_register_driver: sample_rate: 10
[61920.300286] [<e086d654>] lirc_unregister_driver+0x44/0x160 [lirc_dev]
[61920.300289] [<e089a02b>] ir_remove+0x1b/0x30 [lirc_i2c]
[61920.300318] [<e089abc2>] lirc_i2c_exit+0x12/0x14 [lirc_i2c]

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Ubuntu Installation :: Kernel Upgrade To 2.6.32-23-generic-pae Breaks Fglrx

Jun 30, 2010

I have an ATI radeon HD 3400 series video card, and the open-source drivers make my computer run really hot. I tried installing FGLRX by using "Check For New Hardware Drivers", but it did not work, so I installed the ATI catalyst 10.5 package from AMD's website, and am using Xserver-xorg-core-1.7.6-2ubuntu7+backclear1 from k0ekk0ek's PPA so there is no lag when minimizing windows and such.

Everything was perfect until the 2.6.32-23 kernel update came along. I let it update, and rebooted, but the ATI driver no longer starts, even when I uninstall and reinstall it.

I am just using the 2.6.32-22 kernel for now, as the 2.6.32-23 kernel still runs hot without the ATI driver enabled. I would like to start using the new kernel at some point...

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 Kernel Upgrade Breaks Nvidia Driver?

Jul 19, 2011

I've just installed Lucid Lynx on both my machines in the interest of sitting and waiting for the Unity/Gnome 3 storm to blow over. On the HP (see below), everything works great, and I've followed instructions online on how to upgrade to LibreOffice, upgrade the kernel to 2.6.38 using the kernel PPA, etc.

However, on the IBM, I'm using Nvidia proprietary graphics drivers. These work well on the stock kernel that 10.04 installed (2.6.32-32), but installing 2.6.38 seems to break the driver. If I install the driver first, and then the kernel on top, X stops working and I have to revert to the default, generic driver to get back in. Once there, I cannot install the driver again. The Additional Drivers dialog goes through the motions, but then drops a "systemerror: installarchives() failed" error message.

So, is there a different version of the driver I should be trying to install? I should clarify at this point I tried all three options the Additional Drivers dialog provided me, all gave the same result (version 96, version 173, and version current).

Or should I leave the kernel at 2.6.32? Is there any downside to leaving it?

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Ubuntu :: Enabling Xinerama Breaks Unity - 11.04

Apr 27, 2011

I am trying the daily build of Ubuntu 11.04. When I try to enable Xinerama, so that I can move windows between my two displays, then I log out, and back in, it simply breaks Unity.

I was getting the sidebar, almost on the right side, and the screen was all broken, then the behaviour changed to simply not displaying anithing, Unity not loading whatsoever.

I turned off Xinerama (by editing my xorg.conf) and diabled it, and Unity works perfect.

Here's a copy of my xorg.conf


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Debian Installation :: Upgrade To Lenny Breaks The Printer

Feb 11, 2010

I just upgraded to lenny (stable) from a working etch system. It went pretty nicely but I'm having a problem with the print system.

Ok, I have an HP Laserjet 4M+ connected to my system by USB. (I have another color printer too and a scanner but I don't use them often).

I use CUPS. I never bothered with the HPLIP packages because straight cups has always worked well.

What happens now is that I'll send a job to the printer and nothing will happen. The printer won't get it. Looking at CUPS on the localhost:631 page I can see that the printer is on, connected, ready; the job is there too but just stuck on "processing".

Now here's the thing. If I manually load the ehci_hcd module with "modprobe ehci_hcd" then the job will make it to the printer and it will print.

I can't just make that module load at boot time because if I do and the printer is off, it doesn't work. (I have to unload it and reload it). For whatever reason, I have to make sure that module gets loaded AFTER the printer is turned on, or nothing gets sent to the printer!

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Fedora Installation :: FC14 Upgrade Breaks X, Nouveau/nvidia?

Jun 17, 2011

My system with kernel-, NVIDIA 3800 + Samsung 2233 and 3Dvision kit works fine, but upon upgrading to kernel- the system won't go past the blue->white bar along the screen. The modprobe.d directory has the file blacklisting nouveau and there is the grub entry rdblacklist=nouveau, but do I need to re-run the nvidia installer. If so I think I need to reset the init level to stop X11 trying to load. and will I need to keep doing this everytime I upgrade the kernel if I have nvidia drivers installed?

Leigh123linux desired code output is below



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Ubuntu Installation :: Adobe Flash Player Plugin Version 10 Upgrade Breaks

Mar 27, 2011

Today I installed an upgrade through update manager of the Adobe Flash Player Plugin and it breaks the flash in all three of my browsers: Firefox, Opera and Chromium. Had to revert to previous version to get it to work. Ubuntu Version 10.10 i386 Sony Viao Laptop.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.10 Netbook With 2D Video? ("No Required Driver For Unity")?

Oct 21, 2010

This weekend, I'll rebuild a broken Windows Vista laptop installation for a friend. I would like to use Ubuntu. My friend only needs web and email, but everything must be easy: user-friendly, not "technical". The full Ubuntu desktop is not workable for her. She finds it too geeky, too complicated. She is not technical, and she only uses her computer for a few minutes each week.

10.10 Netbook sounds perfect (based on good experiences of 10.04). But when installing 10.10 Netbook, the system reports "No Required Driver For Unity", and starts with the full Desktop GUI, not the Netbook GUI. This happens on machines that worked perfectly with 10.04 Netbook.

OK, you can't have a 3D GUI without 3D hardware acceleration. But is there a way to enable the Netbook menus in a 2D style? Similar to 10.04, but with the updated look, and the updated applications?

The Netbook Edition looks like a great way for mainstream Windows users to upgrade to Ubuntu. But this experience must not be limited to rich people with new hardware. Surely, Ubuntu's hardware requirements don't exceed those of Windows?

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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 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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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade To Natty : OS Does Not Load?

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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Ubuntu Installation :: Unable To Upgrade To Natty 11.04

May 9, 2011

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

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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 Installation :: Error: Upgrade From 10.10 Maverick To 11.04 Natty?

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
E: Problem with MergeList


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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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Ubuntu Installation :: Wireless Broken After Upgrade To 11.04 (Natty)?

Apr 30, 2011

After upgrading my laptop from 10.10 to 11.04 I can no longer connect to my home wi-fi. It was working flawlessly for months before the upgrade. The network manager just keeps spinning and nothing happens.dmesg output just keeps showing this over & over again:

[ 1721.748149] ipw2200 0000:03:03.0: PCI INT A disabled
[ 1721.820199] ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq
[ 1721.820204] ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation


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Ubuntu Installation :: No Grub Menu After Natty Upgrade

May 4, 2011

I upgraded to Natty yesterday and my system boots into it ok but I don't get a grub menu (and so no other options like recovery mode which I really need right now). I tried purging grub and re-installing it on /dev/sda but still no joy. Here's the info from the Boot Info Script. I've also tried uncommenting GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 in /etc/default/grub but that doesn't help. How I can get the menu back?

Boot Info Script 0.56 from 8 February 2011
=> Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks for (,msdos1)/boot/grub on this drive.
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb .....

Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive: sdc
StdErr Messages:
unlzma: Decoder error
unlzma: Decoder error

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