Display in Settings menu shows

Could not get screen information

And Change Desktop Background on Right-Click menu just opens Settings.

Is it bug in update, or did I do something?


I had the same issue which I solved through re-installing the Ubuntu desktop by

sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
  • Thanks @Jens, reinstalling the Ubuntu Desktop has fixed the issue for me. :-)
    – MKJ
    Nov 26 '17 at 13:34

The above solution was not working (tried it under 16.04 LTS)
But thanks to
From a terminal window, I did

ps x|grep control-center

found gnome control-center process running, killed it using the good old kill -9
and launch unity-control-center instead

All display information are there

  • Could you tell, how you killed it?
    – Noidea
    Sep 20 '16 at 11:32
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    just a kill -9 followed by the process id returned by the previous command. I don't know your level of knownledge on Unix. I you want I can add some screen captures
    – Christ-OFF
    Sep 20 '16 at 19:25
  • yeah, thats what I tried, but it said no such process id... hmm, anyway I don't have a unity-control-center
    – Noidea
    Sep 20 '16 at 19:38
  • Why not giving it a try with sudo apt update and sudo apt install unity-control-center ?
    – Christ-OFF
    Sep 27 '16 at 14:31

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