(update to 14.04) unity is not loading after I login to the admin profile after upgrade
I had a similar problem, I solved it by switching in terminal (CTRL+ALT+F1) then removing the configuration file ~/.config/dconf/user like this :
(! this action will remove your gnome 3 settings !)
sudo service lightdm stop rm ~/.config/dconf/user sudo service lightdm start
I had the same problem. The only way I could solve it was this:
ctrl + alt + F1
to access a terminal. You have to log in with your user. Then run
sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
If you get errors try running it again. You should then be back at the welcome screen. Log in and unity should be there, albeit without any custom settings you may have had.
I sometimes had a similar issue in Saucy and Raring. I was able to fix that with re-enabling the Unity plugin in Comppiz Config Settings Manager. Using CTRL-ALT-T you should be able to open a terminal. There you can install the Compiz Configuration Settings Manager
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
Then you can start it using
where you should be able to find a plugin named Unity. Click the checkbox to enable it and Dash with the sidebar should reappear.
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272932 11 months
After upgrading to 14.04 and after the final reboot, I logged in the admin account but unity won't start, I have only the 14.04 background.
No shortcuts work. I can login and use the guest and other accounts on the machine.
I think I might have opted to keep one of the settings that I was asked to select during the upgrade to 14.04.
What other info can I provide?
My chipset is Intel GM45 mobile.
Why does unity on the other accounts (guest, etc) login and work normally?
I have only been using ubuntu since 13.04, so im not that familiar with it. My setup is dual boot with windows 7 on a laptop. Can someone help?
272932 over 9 years[OP] No this didnt work. No shortcuts work. a. CTRL+ALT+T is not working (only CTRL+ALT+F1 works)
RSG over 9 yearsI am also having the similar problem
Leandro about 9 yearsthat was the only tip that worked for me. Thanks.
Damian Nadales about 9 yearsThis solution worked for me as well. As it happens I have Gnome-shell (Gnome 3) installed alongside Unity. In case you cannot run a terminal when you log into unity you can switch into a tty (Ctrl+Alt+F2) and then issue:
DISPLAY=:0 gnome-terminalOnce in the terminal type the commands given by @user273077
Gediminas over 8 yearsthis worked for me. after running for a while, it was saying "can't detect monitor name" and nothing happened for ~15min. based on iotop and top seemed like there's no activity, so I rebooted the machine. everything works fine now. thanks!
Theo almost 8 yearsAfter all attempts at reinstalling/resetting Unity, this is what finally got me going.
RattleyCooper over 7 yearsMake sure you back up
~/.config/dconf/userin case this isn't the actual solution or you will have to reorganize your desktop and whatnot. Minor annoyance, but you can avoid it.
friedi almost 7 yearsGreat solution! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.