My unity is damaged. I need to reinstall it but when I reinstall it nothing changes. Nothing is fixed.
I tried reinstalling it from the software centre. (packages "ubuntu-desktop" and "unity"). I also tried running this:
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge ubuntu-desktop then
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop. No good. Nothing changes.
I think this is because when I uninstall it I don't uninstall its dependencies. I don't know.
This source (and others) said to run this to remove unity:
sudo apt-get remove unity unity-2d unity-2d-common unity-2d-panel unity-2d-shell unity-2d-spread unity-asset-pool unity-common unity-lens-applications unity-lens-files unity-lens-music unity-lens-video unity-scope-musicstores unity-scope-video-remote unity-services indicator-messages indicator-status-provider-mc5 appmenu-qt appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 lightdm unity-greeter overlay-scrollbar zeitgeist zeitgeist-core zeitgeist-datahub activity-log-manager-common activity-log-manager-control-center. but they were talking about 12.04 specifically. Will it work for 14.04? (and I will add
purge to this command too).
...as for what exactly is damaged, you can look here