Recently, my Ubuntu Natty system has started to log me into Ubuntu Classic (i.e. GNOME desktop) instead of Unity the first time I log in after a reboot. I have made sure to select "Unity" from the session menu before logging in. Every subsequent login works fine until the next reboot.

What is causing this, and how do I fix it?

closed as too localized by Ryan Thompson, RolandiXor, Mitch, con-f-use, Jorge Castro Aug 28 '12 at 14:20

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Maybe there has been some change in the video configuration or the graphics card driver has been updated, unity doesn't support that change/update and, consequently, it falls to classic desktop.

Anyway, I'd take a look at /var/log to verify if some problem regarding unity has been logged.


Did you change the default in your login screen settings? I.E. System -> Administration -> Login Screen I don't see why that would have a solid effect because it's almost the same thing as the actual login screen settings you do when logging in but you never know.

  • Yes, the default session is set to "Ubuntu". – Ryan Thompson Jul 13 '11 at 2:26

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