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Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. From past few days, when i choose standard ubuntu interface at startup, i cannot see Launcher and settings in upper right corner. I can just see desktop folders and File, Edit, View, Go,etc. I can use unity without any problem in Ubuntu 2D interface. Please Help me.

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marked as duplicate by Oli Jan 23 '12 at 11:24

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can you tell us which graphic card you are using and which drivers for it you have installed? maybe unity 3D does not work for you. – Dominik Oct 19 '11 at 13:40

It's possible that the unity plugin isn't enabled anymore, so you need to check & enable it if it isn't

This needs to be done while in the ubuntu (unity 3d) session, there are numerous ways to do this, picking one -

Log in to ubuntu and go Ctrl+Alt+t on the keyboard, if a terminal opens great.

If a terminal doesn't open, then up in that top panel click on "Go". In the nautilus window, on left side in Computer section click File System & then browse to usr > share > applications. Scroll down & d. click on the terminal icon

If you don't know if compiz-config-settings-manager is installed then run this in the terminal

sudo apt-get install compiz-config-settings-manager

Once it's installed or if it already was then run this


scroll down & enable the unity plugin if it isn't enabled

P:S.: If CCSM is installed, it works in Unity 2D sessions as well.

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