So my ubuntu doesn't have dash and menu bar after I logged in. But when I create and logged in as another user or logged in as a guest, the dash and menu work normally. What do you think went wrong with mine?

I've searched and tried the following, but it doesn't work

Unity Launcher and Top Panel disappeared in 14.04

No panels or menus after upgrading to 14.04

14.04 LTS No Dash / Launcher after update through Software Updater


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Follow this :

Ctrl+Alt+F1 login there by user name and password

Just try this :

sudo service lightdm restart

If lightdm fails to get back at normal,then Type:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

sudo apt-get install unity

Note : IT Will Terminate Your ACTIVE SESSION

  • Well, I'd tried that before but it doesn't work.
    – Jul
    Aug 10, 2015 at 11:20
  • Try this! This may help you! askubuntu.com/questions/17381/… Aug 10, 2015 at 15:01
  • yeah I've also tried that before but it didn't work. I think I'll just use another user and delete existing user. But first do you know how to migrate/merge one user files to another user files?
    – Jul
    Aug 11, 2015 at 2:22

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