Forgive my stupid question, but I just can't seem to get this working. Upgraded to 11.10, but now when I click on Dash Home, the launcher goes translucent, but nothing else happens--no applications, no search pane, not even a blank dash home window. Can anyone help?

Also, what is "daemon?"

Like I said--stupid questions. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    You can try to run unity --reset in a terminal to reset the settings. – desgua Mar 21 '12 at 1:05
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Try unity --reset in a terminal.


A "daemon" is the term for any process running in the background on your computer providing a service. See the Wikipedia page for a full discussion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daemon_(computing)

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