I've upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 and now I'm missing my launcher and menu bars. I can open terminal through keyboard shortcut. Can anyone help
And then run it in terminal (CTRL+ALT+T)
Then search for "Ubuntu Unity Plugin". If it's not checked, check it.
If it is checked you may have another issue. Try restarting compiz:
This will kill it, it should start up again, if it doesn't, CTRL+ALT+F2 and then type:
to restart the window manager. Go back to the terminal and run:
Which should reset unity. Note that in more current versions of unity, the
You could also try another desktop environment though this isn't a solution.
I had the same problem where the desktop would load with no menu after a clean install of 13.04 on my old intel atom board. At some point I had turned down the integrated graphics memory setting in the BIOS since it only had 1GB of RAM total. After resetting the integrated graphics to the default RAM values unity loaded fine. The tip off was when I ran 'unity --reset' the terminal had a message about 'device out of space'. So I checked the video RAM in the BIOS.