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I removed compiz and now I can't login to Ubuntu

I installed compiz a while ago and at some point to decided to remove it. I did that through Ubuntu Software Center, rebooted the system and wasn't able to "login" since it said something like "Can't ...
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How to run the Software Center (it is not in the Unity cog menu)?

I can't for the life of me figure out where to find the Software Center... I know you can run it from the terminal but I'd rather do it visually. This is in Ubuntu 12.04.3.
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After Installing Nvidia 301 again and lm-sensor hddtemp and pfsensor Unity is lost

First i would like to tell you, this is my 8th System error, I have reinstalled my Complete OS 7 times earlier than this, and Yet again new issue. I have lost my Unity Dashboard, and Indicator panel. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 default icons in Ubuntu 12.04

Does anyone know where can I get Unity icons set from 13.04 to install it on 12.04? With kind regards, Abel Dean.
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Ubuntu 13.04 no menu bars

I just played with Ubuntu 13.04 on my old netbook. I tried some configurations, installed Xubuntu and Gnome to find out, which desktop environment runs best. Now I want to stay with Unity. But I ...
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Trouble with scrollbars and focus

In CCSM, I have "click to focus", "raise on focus", and "auto-raise" checked. I have "auto raise delay" 100 and "focus prevention level "Very High" When I hover my mouse over a window that does not ...
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Unity does not show the Application Menu

Yesterday, I closed the lid of my laptop and it suspended, but today, when open it up, Unity does not show the application menu. However, when I open the new application, the application menu is still ...
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Unity gone fglrx Radeon HD 7790

I just installed the proprietary driver for the Radeon HD 7790 OC following this guide, using the 3rd step(building .deb from the AMD binary) because the Additional Drivers dialog doesn't suggest any ...
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Installing Unity on a 13.04 mini install without other packages

I'm installing using this tutorial. It's the mini version of Ubuntu designed to be built as you go along, and it doesn't come with a GUI. I have tried to install Unity, but it comes with many other ...
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Installed Bumblebee… how do I get Unity 3D running on Nvidia?

I installed Bumblebee following the instructions on the wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee#Installation It is working! I checked out glxspheres and then optirun glxspheres, and I got 55fps and ...
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Tunneled XVNC connection to Ubuntu 13.04 from Windows 7 client — painfully slow!

I recently upgraded to UBUNTU 13.04. Prior to the upgrade I was effectively using xrdp to access my unity 2d (gnome-fallback-session) desktop from my windows 7 client. With the upgrade my ...
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Can the positions for Unity Window Snapping be modified to include more options?

There is a pre-existing question similar to mine that you can find here: Can Snap-Windows be set up for 4 windows instead of just 2? The questioner didn't ask the question with enough detail. In the ...
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Unity via tightvnc on Ubuntu 13.04

I can not seem to get unity to run and be accessible via VNC, all I get is the ubuntu desktop wallpaper, and mouse etc. But no Unity launcher or top bar. Currently using the default xstartup to get ...
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Is there an app for keyboard status

I have a brand new laptop, well it's only 3 weeks old, so nearly brand new. The only problem I find with it is that there is no visual display, light or sound, fitted to tell me whether the Caps Lock ...
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Error “System is running in low graphics mode” solved only partially

First of all I wanted to say that I am pretty new to Linux, but I admire the system a lot! Ok, so after having ubuntu 13.04 for a week, I was experimenting with compiz cube effects and the system ...
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Error while building Unity 8

I was following the steps given on this page to build Unity 8. When i run the command ./build -s, it works fine, adds the PPAs required and then it runs the apt-get command, and therein lies the error....
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No Unity or Hud

So i installed Ubuntu 13.04 and everything was working just fine. I installed my drivers for my Radeon HD 7770 restarted the computer and everything still worked fine but when i updated the software ...
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Why does `startx /usr/bin/unity` not load my desktop settings?

I am trying to open a second X session with unity on display :1. For this to achieve I open another terminal (e.g. tty 6) with Ctrl + Alt +6 and login as the user whose desktop session I want to ...
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Compiled programs in 13.04 missing icons in launch bar (defaults to question mark)

I use a custom compiled version of Wine and Minitube (no actual source changed, just compiled instead of installed from software centre), however for some reason their icons show up as grey question ...
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Unity Webapp not working with Chromium (13.04)

I usually use the Unity Webapps integration with Chromium, but today after an fresh Ubuntu intallation the webapps doesn't work. What can I do to make an log of it or something like that to find out?
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Accidentally deleted Gnome session, login no longer works

I'm sorry if this question has been asked already, but I think mine is a very rare case(if it is). So the story goes like this: I was able to "remove/uninstall" GNOME UI (I just want to call it UI, ...
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Unity Launcher missing and Terminal shortcut stopped working

When I restarted my Ubuntu after it being updated, I found the Unity launch bar was gone. I tried looking up several solutions online, blindly typing in the commands that others suggested, and I ...
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How to restore healthy Unity after incomplete update

I updated my Ubuntu and while it was restarting command line appeared and froze, then I forced shutdown PC and when Ubuntu booted again, I saw unity is corrupted. Launcher and menus disappeared but ...
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Open an Application without an icon showing up in Unity (Ubuntu 12.4)

I'm trying to set it up such that after I open Pidgin, the application opens without showing an icon in the unity launcher. Because Pidgin already has a way to open the window through the top-bar, I ...
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Changing how pirate bay scope opens results

I honestly don't entirely know what I am doing but I am trying to make the Pirate Bay Scope open its results with Acestream Player. One of the problems being Acestream doesn't know how to handle ...
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How can I change the Unity launcher delay in Ubuntu 13.04?

I know this question has been asked before, but I cannot adjust the delay in Ubuntu 13.04 following the older suggestions.
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Gnome shell and unity dont show up at the login screen

I am running kubuntu 13.04 and installed xfce desktop environment in it. From the ubuntu software center I tried to install gnome shell and unity. But when I logout I cant login to those. They both ...
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Application crashes from command line but runs fine from Unity

General question: How can I most closely mimic via the terminal the way in which Unity executes a program? Hi I'm able to successfully run pidgin (2.10.3) from the Unity interface (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), ...
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5 seconds to open Firefox in Ubuntu 13.04 and instantly in Lubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

Running Atom D2700 (dual 2.1GH, 2GB mem, 32bit mode). When opening any app in Ubuntu 13.04, the display gradually builds up the app window over 5-6 seconds. All the functions work properly, just ...
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Major graphical problems after updating to 13.04

This afternoon I updated from 12.10 to 13.04. Ubuntu 12.10 worked entirely fine. However, when I now try to start Ubuntu 13.04, my graphics go completely wrong. And when I mean wrong, I mean really ...
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Ubuntu Touch Desktop?

Does Ubuntu Touch have a desktop mode? I mean with like a full unity inferface so you can use your tablet like a regular Ubuntu PC. Heard this is not possible due to the display server. I did however ...
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Menu Bar in Top of Desktop not visible for some Appliations like Rhythmbox

When starting and activating "Rhythmbox" there is no menubar available since installing Ubuntu 13.04 using an existing user profile of a home-partition from previous versions of ubuntu. When i create ...
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Why do my transparent dialogs appear glitchy, and for those unfortunate enough to have seizures… cause problems?

The screenshots here show what I mean by glitchy: Side note: I'm using a laptop from 2006, with integrated 945GM graphics, so that's probably my problem.
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Disable “Search Photos” Lens shortcut (Super+C) and Assign to Shutter

I used to use Super+C to take a screenshot with Shutter. After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04, I have found the Super+C shortcut to be mapped to a "Search Photos" lens. I tried going through Compiz (and ...
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How to use ubuntu 13.04 with ATI RV635 [Mobility Radeon HD 3650] graphics card?

I upgraded from ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 on a laptop running an ATI RV635 [Mobility Radeon HD 3650] graphics card. After the update the screen was garbled. If I get into ubuntu via the ubuntu recovery ...
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13.04 Unity - dash loses keyboard focus while typing

I recently updated to 13.04. About half the times when I open Unity dash (super / windows key) and start typing the input field loses focus after a couple of keystrokes. I'll then have to set the ...
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Login screen on my desktop error

When I log in my Ubuntu 13.04 account, my login screen still shows up as my desktop background, making my computer slow. Recently, I made some changes when I log in, such as removing both "Guest ...
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Don't show thunderbird in alt+tab menu

When I switch between tabs with alt+tab, I don't want to see thunderbird. Is it possible?
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Can't install AMD Catalyst drivers on 13.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a system with an AMD APU (A6-5400k). The unity sidebar was flickering and I had had this problem before, and installing the AMD Catalyst drivers fixed it (under 12....
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Launcher doesn't respond and acts oddly [closed]

I have recently downloaded the 12.04 Ubuntu version and decided to try using Ubuntu after hearing many good things about it. So far, I've been frustrated with the results. The Unity Launcher doesn't ...
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How do you make a program that doesn't need to be installed searchable in the unity dash. (ubuntu 12.10)

I've come across this a few times, but I will use a specific example. When I downloaded the ADT bundle from Google it came with programs that just ran without needing to be installed, i.e. I can run ...
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Skype launcher icon not working

I had to do a fresh install of my OSs, and after downloading all the updates and going up to 12.10 (The disk I had was 12.04), I installed Skype, and it works fine... from the terminal, that is. I ...
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Unity gone after upgrading kernel

I recently got an automatic software update where I was alerted that there was insufficient space on /boot. Attempting to purge old kernel versions following this answer, I accidentally removed also ...
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How do I Prevent the file manager from opening when I click to open a file from outside the file manager

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with awn and synapse installed and unity disabled. Whenever I search for a file on synapse and try to open it from there or from any other location, like a quick launcher from ...
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Acer W500 touchscreen events

I have very strange behavior of my touchscreen In gnome shell or unity I am unable to click with it on unity panel or gnome shell interface. But i can iteract with gtk+ windows, if i open gnome shell ...
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Ubuntu automatically logs in as gdm how do I stop this?

Not sure what I did but as of this morning ubuntu on my imac has been auto logging in as gdm. I've tried the following remedies reinstall lightdm and ubuntu-desktop delete auto-login and set auto-...
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how to install KDE icon theme in ubuntu? (ROSA Icons)

I recently got the great ROSA icon theme from the ROSA repo, I extracted the archive and put it into the .icons folder, under KDE I can select the icons no problem, but under unity using gnome tweak ...
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How to resize Ubuntu partition with unallocated space w/GParted & LiveCD

I currently have one hard drive with 3 partitions and 2 partitions of unallocated space. I am dual booting Windows 7 (1 partition) and another partition for Ubuntu 12.04. I'm using Gparted and ...
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How to hide top menubar bar. Needed for the wine

Ubuntu unity use top bar like MAC. Nice. But, how to get the top bar hide? Im using Wine or Playonlinux program. And im using virtual desktop in my screen. Big problem is a virtual desktop not fit ...
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Why does unity freeze randomly? [duplicate]

I've been running Ubuntu 12.04 for a while now with no problems. Overall, the only kind of instability I've had is that the system will occasionally lock up completely under prolonged full cpu usage. ...