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I have installed ubuntu 11.04. I found no laincher at the left side. I wamt to know why? Secondlay, my Acer Netbook D260, cannot find the wifi. How i can solve it.

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closed as off topic by Marco Ceppi Feb 1 '12 at 17:29

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These two questions should instead be filed as bug reports, thanks! Instructions here. –  Jjed Feb 1 '12 at 17:24

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Firstly - assuming you logged into the Ubuntu desktop it is possible your graphics hardware does not support Unity you should have seen a screen message come up to state your hardware does not support Unity - if in fact that is the case.

Restart the computer and select Ubuntu Classic at the login screen, this should give you a usable desktop using GNOME then open a terminal and type the following /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p then hit enter.

If you get a response like below you should be able to run Unity;

mark@Inspiron-N5010:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
OpenGL vendor string:   ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series
OpenGL version string:  4.1.10665 Compatibility Profile Context

Not software rendered:    yes
Not blacklisted:          yes
GLX fbconfig:             yes
GLX texture from pixmap:  yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program:        yes
GL fragment program:      yes
GL vertex buffer object:  yes
GL framebuffer object:    yes
GL version is 1.4+:       yes

Unity supported:          yes

If you get a yes response you may have to enable the restricted drivers for your graphics card.

If you get a no response you can install Unity 2D:

Log out then select Unity2D at the login screen.

Secondly - When you say "cannot find the wifi" do you mean your access point or the wifi does not work on the laptop??

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