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Due to my graphics card being blacklisted, I had to "force" Compiz and Unity to run. After doing so the Ubuntu Classic environment works awesomely (as my card supports it fully), and Unity works very well too-- except that there are no icons on the launcher. I can still run things from it but there are no icons. How can I fix this? [I'm using the nVidia Experimental 3D driver and the 173 (proprietary, I only installed it thinking it would fix the issue)]

This is on a Toshiba Tecra M2 (the old one :P)

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what's your graphics card? lspci | grep VGA –  fossfreedom Sep 11 '11 at 21:10

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If your card is blacklisted, there is a good reason. The likely problem here is that your card does not support a feature that Unity needs. I would suggest you report a bug.

For now, you can still enjoy Unity by using Unity 2D. You can even run it under compiz.

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