I performed a clean install of Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell XPS 13, but Unity fails to load. After login I see only the desktop background and the mouse pointer but nothing else. Also, right and left clicking does not work and I cannot load a terminal.

I can start Unity by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F1, logging in and running startx, then right click and Open Terminal and then Unity, but that's not a solution. Also even if I do that I don't get the Menu Bar.

I tried pretty much everything I could find on Google to solve this, incl. making sure Unity plugin is enabled on CompizConfig, reinstalling Ubuntu desktop and Unity or running dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ and then setsid unity, but nothing helped.

On Ubuntu 14.04 everything worked fine. Any other ideas?

  • Please edit your question and add output of lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' terminal command. – Pilot6 Sep 15 '15 at 9:03
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    possible duplicate of Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears – David Foerster Sep 15 '15 at 9:46
  • @Pilot6 running lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' gives 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics (rev 09) Subsystem: Dell Device 0665 Kernel driver in use: i915 – Roey Angel Sep 15 '15 at 13:53

Problem solved after downgrading to Ubuntu 14.10 and upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04.

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