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Ubuntu Unity on the Ubuntu netbook edition installs without a problem but when I log in though, where the panels are, there is just blank area with a shadow effect style thing on it. I can open apps but the Window buttons and the global menu are not visable.

Does this mean that I cannot use Unity. I'm running it through Wubi on a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop.

My total ammount of graphics memory is 831MB My dedicated memory is 128MB.

The odd thing is is that Windows Aero displays without a problem so why is there a problem with Unity

Hope this helps


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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, Marco Ceppi Oct 23 '10 at 15:29

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What is your model of graphics card? You can find out by running: > sudo lshw -C display ATI cards are known to have problems with Unity. – NightwishFan Oct 10 '10 at 19:11
This is offtopic for this site and should be reported as a bug report: – Jorge Castro Oct 11 '10 at 16:06
I think this is already reported as – andrewsomething Oct 11 '10 at 17:36
I can see nothing in the faq saying bugs are off topic, as per the closed comment this absolutely has to do with Ubuntu and developers for Ubuntu. This is a valid question the correct answer is: "This is a known problem (link to bug report) Plus (possible workaround) – trampster Oct 26 '10 at 12:04
I have same problem, Dell Latitude D531 – Ubuntuer Feb 20 '11 at 12:24

This is a bug. Please report it the developers by pressing Alt+F2, entering ubuntu-bug unity and following the instructions. You might want to link to this question in your bug report to give the developers more information.

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