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While looking out to solve another problem, I've disturbed the opening of Unity session by altering (suppresssing) GConf (as suggested somewhere between, Ubuntu doc, forums and Ask Ubuntu) - now Unity opens on my wallpaper, with a top command bar but without panel or launcher, and with mouse arrow replaced by a (Linux) cross ; when I open a terminal, it opens on the desktop directory, and I have to run a unity --replace command to get Unity fully up and running.

There must be a small piece of code somewhere that provokes this mess, but I have no idea about where to look or what to look for.

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closed as too localized by Jjed, James, Bruno Pereira, htorque, jokerdino Feb 1 '12 at 6:16

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Try this:… – Jorge Castro Oct 29 '11 at 22:31
Thanks, but it's not the right answer. Unity works when I launch it manually, but does not start automatically as it should ; instead, ig get the same situation as described in - I've tried the unity 2D compiz settings trick, but that has not improved anything - I'll try once again to remove the gconf files - but I've got cold feet on this one because that is what caused the problem in the 1st place... – OKps Oct 30 '11 at 12:31
Can you edit your question to put all the things you've tried? – Jorge Castro Oct 30 '11 at 18:12

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