After upgrading to the latest Nvidia Driver
340.58 the Ubuntu Desktop is not working. I get a blank screen with only my wallpaper.
This seems to be a common problem with lots of solutions, but after trying various things I still can't get my Unity/Compiz back to work.
- Ubuntu 14.10 64bit
- Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT
- Intel Core(TM)2 Quad Q6600
Linux [...] 3.16.0-26-generic #35-Ubuntu SMP Mon Dec 1 19:19:18 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
What I tried so far:
setsid compiz gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/compiz dpkg-reconfigure compiz dconf reset -f /org/compiz apt-get install ubuntu-desktop unity compiz --reinstall
The only thing that helps until the next reboot is:
rm -rf ~/.gconf ~/.gconfd ~/.metacity ~/.compiz-1 ~/.config/compiz-1 ~/.config/dconf
After executing this command Compiz crashes and restarts and works fine. Also the guest session works works without any problems.
I also tried the standard Nvidia drivers that ship with Ubuntu, without any success.
Maybe I am missing something out but I have no clue why Compiz or Unity keeps setting itself back to a faulty configuration file after I reboot the computer.