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I'd like some help to fix another unity issue. After last update, my system broke. For example, when I execute a 'ls' command, the screen breaks and does not show anything. Sometimes, just the beggining is shown.

How can I fix it?

I don't want use another X, for now...

Thanks

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Try to log in with Unity 2D (that does not use Compiz) –  January Aug 30 '12 at 12:12
    
It does not work for me.. This problem does not happens in "Gnome no effects" mode only –  jordan Aug 30 '12 at 12:24
    
This did for me months ago askubuntu.com/questions/154112/… –  kmassada Aug 30 '12 at 12:29
    
Hello, I get this issue fixed! –  jordan Aug 30 '12 at 12:52
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Hello, I get this issue fixed! When I was trying to re-install my drivers with commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sarvatt/intel-sna && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y A message was showed to me, so I did follow the tip and create a xorg.conf with with content: Section "Device" Identifier "intel" Driver "intel" Option "AccelMethotd" "uxa" EndSection Just it! I hope it helps! Thanks –  jordan Aug 30 '12 at 12:59
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Before removing Compiz you might wanto to try and reset it

1.Press Alt + ctrl + F1

2.Login using your username and password

3.Reset compiz by executing gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/compiz-1

4.Reset unity , by executing unity --reset

5.Optionally you can reset launcher icons by executing unity --reset-icons

6.Press Alt + ctrl + F7 to get back to login screen. However I recommend a restart by executing sudo reboot. Let us know if it worked.

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To remove compiz and compiz packages type this in a terminal:

sudo apt-get purge compiz compiz-plugins-main-default libcompizconfig0

Warning: Removing compiz also removes the packages unity & ubuntu-desktop.

Warning: Removing libcompizconfig0 also removes ubuntu-tweak.

Thus you will lose the ability to log into the unity or unity-2d desktops.

Source

More info here: How can I remove and re-install Unity?

And here: Ubuntu 12.04. Compiz Failure. Computer has nothing to use

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You can try Ubuntu Gnome. It doesn't use Compiz and still has as much, of not more eye candy as Ubuntu.

I have a multi boot system, and Ubuntu Gnome is one of them.

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