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After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 unity won't seem to work for regular users. If i were to start unity as root it works though.

At the current stage, the top of the screen - that use to show the selected applications name, the date, message notifications and such - is "hollow". It's outlined by a black line and the ubuntu background is instead showing.

However, if I click it, it responds as if the statusbar was there. I can minimize and close windows etc. The same thing goes for the dashboard. !http://image.bayimg.com/b1c9a028b20ebdc91a6ed293d05233794298d37e.jpg http://bayimg.com/bABllAAfb

I've tried reinstalling unity, ubuntu-desktop, gnome-session and compiz. Ccsm shows ubuntu unity plugin as running.

It seems to me that this is probably some kind of permission problem.

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Fixed my own problem by installing/reinstalling the latest beta drivers. I am using AMD Radeon HD 7950, now with 13.11 Beta drivers. –  emil Oct 19 '13 at 15:35

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