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On fresh Ubuntu install, the first thing i did was install the latest NVIDIA drivers. After reboot, unity disapeared. Only the mouse and the wallpaper were there. I was using 64-bit Ubuntu. How to fix this? PS i have desktop

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marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, Seth, Uri Herrera, Eliah Kagan, vasa1 Mar 10 '13 at 10:21

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If you have a laptop, you probably have a Nvidia Optimus laptop. See – Lekensteyn Mar 9 '13 at 22:09
You did not mention what hardware you have... – Lekensteyn Mar 9 '13 at 23:08

You can remove the nvidia drivers you installed by typing 'sudo apt-get purge nvidia*' (This will remove all nvidia drivers installed), then reboot. If Unity is still not back at that point, type 'ccsm' to open Compiz (The window manager) and scroll down and manually re-enable the 'Ubuntu Unity Plugin', and resolve all the conflicts by disabling the conflicting plugins. Then reboot again, and it should be good

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