I have checked a few forums and tried much of the advice given, however nothing has worked so far. I dont know how it happened but when I boot up, I get the login screen to select user and once I select my user and input password my screen displays my background image but never loads cairo dock or the unity sidebar.
I have tried
unity --reset from
tty1 and get asked if I'm actually trying to do a reset from a tty. I have also tried CTRL+alt+T after logging in to get a terminal and tried to open ccsm to restart unity from there and that has not worked either. Any ideas?