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I've just switched over to ubuntu. This is the very first time I've used any OS other than Windows or Mac so it's very much a learning curve for me.

I'm using 12.04.3 LTS and I have it up and running but I have a small issue.

My Dash Home button (which I assume is the ubuntu version of the start button) does not display any of its UI, background or icons. All that happens is the bar running across the top of the screen displays the close, minimise and maximise buttons and the background flashes, but that's pretty much it.

The window does open and the icons are there (I know this because I randomly clicked in the window and all my programs opened).

It's just they are completely transparent

I've tried resetting the launcher icons, but that just replaced my buttons with the default ones.

The rest of the OS is running perfectly stable however.

Any help is greatly appreciated

As I said; I'm very new at this, I only installed ubuntu 5 hours ago.

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