Due to my graphics card being blacklisted, I had to "force" Compiz and Unity to run. After doing so the Ubuntu Classic environment works awesomely (as my card supports it fully), and Unity works very well too-- except that there are no icons on the launcher. I can still run things from it but there are no icons. How can I fix this? [I'm using the nVidia Experimental 3D driver and the 173 (proprietary, I only installed it thinking it would fix the issue)]

This is on a Toshiba Tecra M2 (the old one :P)

  • 1
    what's your graphics card? lspci | grep VGA – fossfreedom Sep 11 '11 at 21:10

If your card is blacklisted, there is a good reason. The likely problem here is that your card does not support a feature that Unity needs. I would suggest you report a bug.

For now, you can still enjoy Unity by using Unity 2D. You can even run it under compiz.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.