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Recently, I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on an old IBM computer, but when trying to log in, there is no Unity launcher, top bar, etc.

If I wait around a minute or so, a message box appears that says

"The application Compiz has stopped unexpectedly"

or something along those lines. I can use the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and have tried using CCSM and everything looks normal. I do not think it is the computers problem as the same thing happens when using "Try Ubuntu" on the live DVD, I think it is a corrupt download.

No dialog boxes have borders. Does anyone know how to fix this? (I may reinstall Ubuntu altogether) Also, this is my first time running Ubuntu natively (without VM)

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Answer to first question is at: askubuntu.com/a/132337/11932 –  saji89 Jan 18 '13 at 5:38
    
Thanks, have edited title to accommodate –  Bob Making-Pie Jan 18 '13 at 5:41
    
Thanks for the change in title. Why do you want to reinstall compiz. When is problem is not that? –  saji89 Jan 18 '13 at 6:06
    
There is something wrong with Compiz that won't give me a launcher, desktop, etc so it basically renders the computer unusable –  Bob Making-Pie Jan 18 '13 at 9:29
    
I have updated the title to be clear, about your requirement. –  saji89 Jan 18 '13 at 10:26
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