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Nvidia - Graphics interface not loading at startup

When I start up Ubuntu (11.10), no graphical interface loads. This is the case both in normal and recovery mode. Instead I'm being presented with a console, logged as 'root@ubuntu'. From there I can ...
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Unity App Bar - Move open programs to the top?

Im finally using Unity in Ubuntu 11.10. (yay!) I notice when I have some apps open, be it a PDF file, a doc file, a not commonly used app program, etc they are at the bottom of my Unity bar. Is there ...
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Missing the empathy menu after upgrade to 11.10

Since I have upgraded to 11.10 the menu in empathy is gone. After clicking on Chat the Contact List window opens. But it has no menu. And there is no menu in the top desktop bar where the menu for ...
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Is it possible to have both Desktop Cube and Unity?

I recently learned that few things in Compiz conflicts with Unity, hence Unity crashes when CCSM is installed. Is it possible by anyway, to have both? (I badly love both Unity Launcher and Desktop ...
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Dconf editor can't make changes to Unity panel/launcher

I've been trying to add stuff to the panel and to change the order of the icons in the launcher but there's no effect. It's like the changes aren't saved. I change something, close dconf editor, lock ...
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gnome-terminal and midnight-commander in different Unity Launcher's groups

I have a gnome-terminal icon and midnight-commander icon in launcher. When I press mc icon and then press gnome-terminal icon both applications add to the group of applications of mc icon. How can I ...
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Is it normal to not have desktop effects after installing on an Asus N53S?

I've just installed 11.10 and so far so great, except I just discovered (after looking at another installation) I'm missing some effects. First of all, I am using unity 3d (I chose ubuntu at the ...
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Unity account login without desktop environment

when i install GLX-Dock (Cairo-Dock with openGL) my unity desktop environment crashed and there is nothing except with the background image. i thought due to ccsm and also i had already install and ...
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How can I get rid of devices and mounted partitions in unity launcher?

The following used to work: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Devices devices-option "Never" But after I reinstalled yesterday the devices-option key is gone and so it fails. dconf-editor only ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 is falling back to Unity 2D. How to get back to Unity 3D?

It happened some minutes ago when I plugged my secondary monitor and my graphical interface simply crashed. So I had to restart my session. Since the crash Ubuntu insists to use Unity2D fall back ...
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Why does play/pause shortcut not work?

When I would like to pause/play my radiotray application used the required shortcut the next window can been seen: How can I solve this problem? Sometimes the shortcut works, but I do not know why. ...
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I tried to reset unity got some strange output. What to do?

I ran: unity --reset And got: WARNING: Unity currently default profile, so switching to metacity while resetting the values (metacity:3086): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in ...
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Orphaned CD-RW symbol in the Unity bar

I have an orphaned CD-RW symbol in the Unity bar which does not disappear again. How could I get rid of it (it's Oneiric)?
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Can't do anything after moved launcher to bottom

I used this http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/how-to-move-unity-launcher-to-bottom-of.html and when I restarted computer, launcher, panel and skype window showed for 1-2 seconds (launcher was on bottom) ...
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One of my user accounts logs in without desktop environment

When I log in to my main user account on Ubuntu 11.10 ,the desktop environment (unity bar, clock, volume control, etc.) is not there. All I have is the desktop background with a menu bar across the ...
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Expo edges not working in Unity?

Expo edge bindings and keyboard bindings don't work at all for me after upgrading to 11.10. They worked fine in 11.04. Now the only way I can get the expo view is via the Unity sidebar icon. ...
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segmentation fault and xlib when starting hugin

when i'd like to start hugin i get this error message: benjy@W520:~$ hugin (hugin:6376): Gtk-WARNING **: Im Modulpfad »pixmap« konnte keine Themen-Engine gefunden werden, (hugin:6376): Gtk-WARNING ...
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Seperate X Screens with Unity and nvidia-current on 8600GTM

I used Lucid with gnome2 on this Laptop (Dell Vostro 1500, Nvidia 8600GT M, external Monitor via VGA with 1920x1080) and installed Oneiric because of using a SSD now. I used to have 2 seperate X ...
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Can I install the current version of Unity in an older version of Ubuntu?

Is it possible to install current version of unity of 11.10 in 10.10 as I'm fed up with the power issues of current kernel version and would like to revert back. If I revert back to previous kernel ...
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Stopping the Unity global menu from hijacking the menubar from my app

I'm developing an application for Ubuntu that (ab)uses the Gtk::MenuBar class to create a custom widget. It works fine on Gnome-Shell, but on Unity the widget gets hidden. I know I can disable the ...
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Always visible keyboard without other windows above or under it

I have a small touch-netbook with Ubuntu 11.10. I want to do either one of this (both solutions would be fine) configure onboard (or any other touch-keyboard) to always be at the bottom and no other ...
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How do you restore the last minimized application in Unity from the launcher?

I don't know if this is a bug or 'feature' (sadly hoping that it's the former) but when I minimize the last application, I cannot restore it just by clicking its launcher icon. This small screencap ...
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Netbook-sized Unity launcher for big screen desktops?

The netbook screenshots people post have much bigger dock and launcher icons (relatively) than desktops, like eight icons fill the dock. It'd be great to use this layout on big screens too, but ...
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Unity “Dash Home” icon completely missing

In 11.10 the icon for the "dash home" button is missing, the generic question mark icon shows. How do I fix this? It happened after I installed and uninstalled an icon theme in synaptic (Breathe).
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How to only place/size *first* matching window?

Using 11.04 with the Unity interface and Compiz 3D, via the CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm, not installed by default but very useful) I can use the "Place Windows" plug-in to set the default ...
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missing inhibit sleep applet for unity

I am looking for an INHIBIT SLEEP applet for Ubuntu 11.10 unity, to enable me watching movies on Google without having to move the mouse or change power management.
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Why is sysinfo reporting Gnome 2 rather than Gnome 3

After upgrading from 11.04 (N.N.) to 11.10 (O.O.), I have many problems. The first problem is that I was expecting Gnome to be updated to Gnome 3. However, sysinfo reports: Release: Ubuntu 11.10 ...
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Clicking Shutdown shuts down immediately instead of showing dialog. Cannot restart

In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric (Unity), clicking on shutdown will immediately shut down the machine instead of prompting with Restart / Shutdown option dialog.
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Completely remove Unity and use gnome-shell instead [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? I really want to use Gnome-shell instead of Unity. But when i installed gnome-shell if found some interference from Unity in Gnome-shell ...
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How to recover the launcher?

I recently upgraded to 11.10 (what a mistake) and was using CompizConfig. Just clicking around in CompizConfig, my launcher disappeared. Rebooting doesn't help. unity --reset ends with ...
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Clicking on a mounted drive on the launcher doesn't open it

My external drive is mounted as /media/usr2 and is visible in the "dock". When I right-click it, "Open" is one of the options but it never opens. Why does "Open" not work?
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Why don't my icons change in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Appearance does not change on switching the theme I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and it has been a headache ever since. I have gnome-tweak-tools installed, CCSM is ...
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Can't enable Unity 2D

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and have done a full update. I have found that standard Unity is just too much for my laptop, so I thought I should enable Unity 2D from the login menu. However, ...
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Just started using Unity from Ubuntu Classic. Missing Indicators

I just moved to Ubuntu Unity and found my Indicators missing (11.04) Also I have tried Installing Ubuntu 11.10 CLI (using Alternate CD), then install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop. I ...
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gVim dissapears when minimized and no way to maximize again

I am using gVim, installed using apt-get, and whenever I minimize the window it gets lost. The program is executing because I can see it in the monitor, but there is no way to bring back the editor. ...
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How to attach the unity menu applet to the gnome panel ?

Can someone please tell how to attach the Unity Menu Applet back to the Gnome Panel?
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How do I install Glippy?

I just installed the brand new 11.10 and apparently the ppa for glippy don't work with oneiric. Maybe with the upgrade glippy can still be operating with you? thnx
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compiz hiding unity and all menus

After updating to Ubuntu 11.10, I was severly disturbed by Dash and wanted to go back to Ubuntu Classic. So I tried to read up, and found Compiz SettingsManager. In there, I clicked "on" never hide ...
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How to get Unity working on dual gpu laptop?

I recently bought a new laptop (Asus X53S series) that has two GPUs, an NVidia GeForce GT 540M and an integrated Intel GPU (I believe it's called Intel HD graphics 3000). I installed the recommended ...
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Removal of unity-preferences makes launcher not show up

In 11.04 I used the unity-preferences tool (called menu and launcher in the the dash I believe) to set Unity to only reveal when the mouse was moved to the upper corner. I liked this method better as ...
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Dash not displaying properly

I can only get unity to display properly at a lower (ugly-looking) resolution. Is there a way to fix this. I cannot go full screen. I can not find any bug reports that have similar problems. I have ...
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Desktop background “freezes” in Ubuntu 11.04

I'm experiencing an odd problem with my desktop, which I'm unable to find any solutions (or reproduces) on the web, partly because for any search terms I can think of, I come up with a lot of hits ...
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How do I get rid of this extra battery icon?

on Ubuntu 11.04 I had the battery-status indicator applet installed. After the upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 Beta I do not want to use the applet any longer. I deinstalled it, but I cannot get rid of the ...
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Installing Unity on 10.04 for netbooks

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS netbook version and it comes with an annoying user interface. I'd like to know how I can replace it with Unity. I've already tried sudo apt-get install unity but it ...
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How to always show all apps in Dash?

I have Oneiric running in Virtualbox with Unity (3D), it's up todate as of now. When I go to the Dash to find an app I have to click a small arrow to show all the apps in that category. Once I ...
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New to Ubuntu but have two problems

I have just installed Ubuntu and I am very pleased, however I have two problems: I don't have Unity so ran the test and I have been told: Not software rendered: no GLX texture from pixmap: no Unity ...
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How do I enable Ati Radeon 9200 drivers so I can use Unity?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my HP pavillion ZX500 with the Ati Radeon 9200 Graphics card. It works fine right now but the only problem is that the Unity desktop doesnt come on. It makes me have ...
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Windows sometimes does not open fully

I am using natty unity. I am facing 1 intermittent problem. Sometimes, my application windows does not open completely. For example, please refer following image. You may observe that my google ...
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unity only works the first boot

Ubuntu 11.04 Unity works fine when booted to try out from CD. After install, Unity works the first login but not after that. Classic doesn't work either. I can only use Classic no-effects. Why ...
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Unity Compiz Close Window effect does nothing on window close

I have Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit and I'm using Unity, I decided to start using the pretty Compiz effects, and they do work, when I open a window, the open window effect works, same with menus, tool tips, ...