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Unity does not start in 3D but only on 2D / Unity no inicia en 3d pero si en 2d [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? Unity 3d does not start, only 2D papa@antonio-GE620-FX620DX:~$ unity --reset-icons ...
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How to implement RAID 1 on Ubuntu 11.10 desktop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to implement RAID 1? How to set up RAID 1 [software, hardware or fake] on Ubuntu 11.10? Can it be done through Unity?
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Installed Ubuntu 11.10, but desk is empty, PC doens't do anything

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my super-old Toshiba satelite. After the install, the PC reboots and I entered the log-in screen. Entered PW and after that step, the PC doesn't do anything. I can ...
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Can I have shortcuts for applications in the upper panel?

I want to have a quick launch button for the command xkill (Skype sometimes starts using all my ram and I have to kill it.) in my upper panel. Is this possible in 11.10 with Unity? I
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The Home Folder icon on the launcher will not open on Unity

I have to usually open the home folder by pressing the super key, than typing home manually. It will work if i remove the icon from the launcher, then re add it. Is there a way to fix that? I am using ...
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Which desktop environment to use if Unity test on 11.04 didn't run well on one test?

I'm running now natty (Ubuntu 11.04) but the unity test fail on one topic although I have a Nvidia chip on my Dell 620. Will I have a GNOME desktop after installing Ubuntu 11.10 although Unity did ...
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Unity lenses are all empty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? My dash is completely empty. The alt-f2 run screen load applications if I type in the ...
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My ubuntu with unity not loading after last reboot

I have asus u36sd and after last reboot I can't start up my ubuntu 11.10. Usually I suspend my notebook by closing cover but today I reboot it and it not starting up. Booting flowing by normal till to ...
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How can I remove Unity's Max/Min/Close buttons on the top left of the Dash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to remove the dash window control buttons? How can I remove Unity's Max/Min/Close buttons on the top left of the Dash? Personally, I feel that they look ...
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How do I use cdemu with Unity?

There is this great application that can mount various CD images and thus emulate a CD drive. However, it is based on tray so it does not play nice with Unity. How can it be run in Unity?
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How to pin apps to unity bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I put a shortcut to a file in the Unity launcher? What is the best place to install user apps? I am a recently new Ubuntu user and new some advice here. 3 part ...
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Can't Click or Use Keyboard in my User Account

All of a sudden, when I log in to my user account and Unity desktop shows up, I cannot click anything (but the mouse pointer moves), and the keyboard does not control anything. My desktop is totally ...
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How to restore Application launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I played around with compiz manager, for some reasons, the unity disappeared. Now it only shows my desktop. I tried ...
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Desktop won't load

I installed Unity 5.0 to test on my 11.10 setup and I've just removed it recently. Restarting the computer, I can't logon to my desktop now. I insert my password, then a black screen comes up and then ...
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live CD/pen drive boot option to go to TTY1 instead of Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I start in CLI mode using a special boot parameter for the Live CD? I am wondering if there is any boot option to prevent Precise from loading Unity and instead ...
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Adobe Air application not showing an icon in Unity's notification area [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I whitelist Adobe Air applications in the panel? I have installed Saezuri Twitter client on Adobe Air but when I run it, Unity's notification area doesn't show ...
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Why isn't my custom launcher working?

I am trying to create a launcher for the left bar on ubuntu 11.10, I followed this answer, and it works, but I want to auto login into the SSH servers, so I tried using a command I have used before, ...
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How can I disable the default Unity Dock? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Unity launcher? I never liked this dock, so i install cairo dock, but the problem is that now I've got the both :S so I don't know if is better have ...
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Monochrome icons in Unity launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find Icon sets for Unity? I like how the panel icons are all monochrome and would love it if this could be extended to the icons in the launcher as well. ...
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Launcher disappeared, ccsm does not exist [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears There are lot's of posts similar to this, but I'm going to start a new thread because there seem to be a few things ...
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In KDE, how can I make totem the lowest priority program in all associated file types

I just installed the ubuntu-desktop package on Kubuntu to try out unity, but now all my file associations have been stolen from my (painstakingly optimised) defaults (amarok, k3b, dragon player) to ...
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Is there any way to change the dock location? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? I've been a long time PC user, in fact I bought Windows 7 less than a year ago, but it got a virus so I downloaded Ubuntu Unity. I like ...
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Battery monitor only showing up on laptop when power cord is plugged in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Battery status not showing My battery monitor is only showing up on laptop when power cord is plugged in. I have tried this answer here but no luck, it always says that ...
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How can directory deep be set in dash for searching? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Deeper Unity search indexing When I would like to open one of my files used dash search, I can search only my first-level directories in my home. What can I set that I ...
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How to set a default login screen that has changed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make LightDM the default display manager? I have Ubuntu 11.10. I had LightDM as the default login manager, but now I have as the default the one from ...
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Close minimize maximize in right side in ubuntu 11.10 unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity Title Bar Buttons on Right Side? In ubuntu 11.10(unity), i want close minimize maximize button on right side of every window.
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Dash home as was in 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move the Dash launcher home button to the panel? Is there any way to have the «Dash home» icon as was in Natty, I mean, not as part of the dash but of the panel? ...
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Unity Interface Missing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I currently have Gnome Shell, Unity, and Unity 2D (or Ubuntu and Ubuntu 2D, as they are now called) on Ubuntu 11.10. ...
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Brightness control in ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make GNOME remember brightness setting The brightness control default setting is set to maximum in system settings > Screen. Every time I open my laptop i have to ...
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Remove drag- and resize-icons (and what is the name of this feature?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is this hidden Unity window-dragging feature I discovered on accident, and how do I reproduce it? Suddenly a window has drag, and resize "circles" overlayed. It ...
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Where did my display configuration go?

I'm troubleshooting a huge unity headache, and ran unity --reset which had the effect of somehow crapping out my dual monitor settings and leaving me with mirrored displays. I can't seem to get things ...
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Help with compiz window borders

I tried to make a small change in my Compiz settings, and set off a whole chain of chaos. I don't like the application switcher that I had, that switched between whole applications on Alt-tab rather ...
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If there a way to configure the delay between the time the mouse moves out of the launcher and the time the launcher closes?

If there a way to configure the delay between the time the mouse get out of the launcher and the time the launcher close ? I'd like to set it to 0 ! Thanks (and sorry if the answer has already be ...
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How to always show the side bar in unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity's launcher auto-hide behavior? How do I always show the launcher (i.e. disable the auto-hide functionality)? The sidebar in unity by ...
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How to disable the Guest account at the login of ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the guest session? whenever i boot up I get this GUEST account which i dont like can someone help me to remove this account.
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Unity desktop and mouse sensitivity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Only show Unity laucher when left cmd/win key is pressed? I keep accidentally moving the mouse too far to the left of the screen which brings up the unity "taskbar". Is ...
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External drives & mobile phone open f spot, not the file manager.

When I click on unity icon for external drive or mobile phone, f spot is used as default which shows nothing. How do I get the icons to open the file manager instead, which is what used to happen on ...
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Can I disable title bar on Unity dual screen (second monitor) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove top panel on dual screen on secondary monitor? When I run some applications that use dual screen the top menu bar is still there. Is there any way to ...
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How to add folders in launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to drag a folder to the launcher from Nautilus In others Ubuntus you could just press right mouse and add launcher. In Ubuntu 11.10, I can't do that. So, how can I ...
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Just upgraded to 11.10 - How do I disable Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? Forgot about unity. Apparently not as easy to disable as last time.
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How to correctly disable auto-hide in Unity 2d, Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set the launcher to always show in Unity 2d? Seems that my previous question is resurrected by the release of Ubuntu 11.10 :(. I have disabled Unity2D autohide ...
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Will the new version be using the improved unity shell or gnome3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will Gnome 3 be in 11.10? Will the new version be using the improved unity shell or gnome3? If it's using unity, can I still install gnome3 on it???
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Indicators in unity panel won't respond [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Indicators do not accept mouse clicks I configured the unity panel to display all the indicators available by changing the value of systray-whitelist to ['all'] using ...
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Is Unity a DE, a WM or a Desktop shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is 'Ubuntu Unity' (for the Desktop)? People seem confused about what Unity actually is. Can you please clarify if it is a desktop environment (DE), Window ...
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gnome3 problem on ubuntu 11.04 by graphic

i have install gnome3 on my Ubuntu 11.04 but it don't work as well as it must. like this picture: enter link description here
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Ubuntu 11.04 Launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? I have searched the net and found out that the Launcher is not movable. With widescreen format it makes perfect sense to have the launcher ...
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How can I manually edit the unity top panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of double battery monitor status? After the recent update of 11.10, I am left with two battery indicators, for some reason--the new one, with the ...
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distinguishing similar windows when there are some when using unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Unity, how to tell which window is the one I want when switching? If i have similar windows of the same program i'm having big problems to click on the one i want ...
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Change Unity Launcher position [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? In Ubuntu 11.04, how can i change the position of Unity Launcher, which is left by default to say Top, Right or bottom?
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Unity launcher resets every time I log in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Unity remember which applications are in the launcher? I think something went wrong with my installation. For one, the live-installer was still there ...