I've gone through a ton of threads regarding this issue with nothing working for me. I removed compiz to reinstall it (foolishly) and I just can't seem to get unity back. I'm on 14.04.
I've tried uninstalling everything and reinstalling everything.
sudo apt-get remove compizconfig-settings-manager sudo apt-get remove compiz-plugins-extra sudo apt-get purge compiz* sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager sudo apt-get install git compiz-plugins-extra sudo apt-get install compiz-plugins-extra sudo apt-get install unity
One thing that I think my problem might be is that I can't get a connection with dconf.
When I try solutions like this:
sudo dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid unity
or like this
sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool unity-tweak-tool --reset-unity
I get a huge list of errors like
dconf-WARNING**: failed to commit changes to dconf: Could not connect: Connection refused dconf-WARNING**: failed to commit changes to dconf: Could not connect: Connection refused
Anyone have other suggestions for how I can fix this? I'm desperate not to have to reinstall the operating system altogether.
Thanks in advance.