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I recently upgraded to the final release of ubuntu 11.04. Was previously running my laptop on ubuntu 10.04 which was perfectly fine. After the upgrade, I noticed the panels were missing. I did a unity --reset and everything came back. Now the issue is that the panels are not permanent, every time I start my pc, I have to do a unity --reset. Can this be sorted?

Ubuntu Level: Novice

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Who wants to reset unity on every computer start up???

I had similar problem. Not after upgrading Ubuntu but when I was messing up with Compiz. So I'd say Pranav has something like Cube enabled or something similar and that is messing up his Unity.

So first I would reset all Compiz to default values, and second make sure that Unity plugin is checked in Compiz.

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  • Open the dash by clicking on the top-left button (known as home button) or by pressing Super (the one with the windows sign) key and search for startup and open Startup Applications .

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  • Now click on the add button .

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  • Now enter a name in the name box and enter unity --replace in the command box.

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  • Add it and you are done .
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I don't necessarily think this answer deserves a downvote, but it definitely seems more like a workaround than a fix. – Michael Martin-Smucker May 27 '11 at 18:04
unity --reset resets all your options. You don't really want that running at every log-in, unless you're happy with sticking with default settings forever. – Flimm May 30 '11 at 15:20

This worked for me:

  1. Switch to tty1 (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and login as myself.
  2. rm -rf ~/.compiz (in order to recursively delete session logs... there might also be ~/compiz-1 and so on --> delete all!)
  3. sudo service lightdm restart
  4. login using the standard greeter again.

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