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Im using Ubuntu 14.10. I have been using Nvidia propitiatory drivers downloaded from Nvidia. Everything worked fine. In the morning I got an update to the kernel and I applied it. After restarting, lightdm came up as usual. I applied the password and then no Unity. Only the wallpaper.

I reinstalled the nvidia drivers, removed it, installed from the repo (nvidia-current), removed, installed nouveau driver... Reset unity, compiz, set permissions for home, remove Xauthority. Nothing helped! How can I fix my system now? Please help!

Update The guest session works!

  • login to the tty and install gnome. Many have faced this problem with Unity. sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop. – Sachin S Kamath Jan 13 '15 at 4:04
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    Did you try: sudo rm -r ~/.* – Naveen Jan 13 '15 at 9:41
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    @Naveen Thanks bro I fixed it! I tried to reset unity from a text terminal (ctrl+alt+f1). It didn't work. Threw a dbus error. Couldn't open a terminal even with the shortcut after login. But later found that the guest account is working! So, I created a new admin user, logged in successfully and then reset unity. It worked! – THpubs Jan 13 '15 at 9:47
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I fixed it! I tried to reset unity from a text terminal (ctrl+alt+f1). It didn't work. Threw a dbus error. Couldn't open a terminal even with the shortcut after login.

But later found that the guest account is working! So, I created a new admin user, logged in successfully and then reset unity. It worked!

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