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Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears

I have a problem with Unity desktop. It was working fine until I switched and use Gnome for about 30 minutes. When I switched back to Unity, all I can see is the wallpaper and nothing else, no launcher and panel. I know its still working because when I right click, it shows the menu and I can even access the System setting via the change background option and the terminal via shortcut key. I believe its running fine its just that I can't do anything else because I can't see it on the desktop. Any help?

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, jokerdino, RolandiXor, belacqua, ajmitch Aug 18 '12 at 8:04

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Try using the following command in a terminal (Ctrl Alt & T will open a terminal).

unity --reset
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