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I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 and installed nVidia driver 'current'. But on restart, the launcher icons went missing. The screen size reduced to 1024x768. I am able to right click on the blank desktop and create a folder and an empty document, but how do I launch applications to fix this ?

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Try to type Alt + F2, search for "Software sources" go to "Additional drivers" tab and select driver for your nVidia. Restart computer and may work. Worked for me.

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The Dash meaning the left-hand side launcher ? –  EPQRS Nov 21 '12 at 12:35
    
Yes, try to run dash by typing Alt + F2 –  StandDuPp Nov 21 '12 at 12:36
    
Yes, it worked. Thanks. But Im still going to re-install Ubuntu for another reason. –  EPQRS Nov 21 '12 at 12:40
    
I re-installed Ubuntu and installed the nVidia driver. This time ALT+F2 doesn't pop up anything. –  EPQRS Nov 24 '12 at 9:48
    
Windows button ? –  StandDuPp Nov 24 '12 at 10:24

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