similiar question but for ubuntu 16.

I was trying to open google earth on chrome but was getting a message along the lines that I did not have any hardware accelaration.

So I followed some askubuntu questions and was able to get it working by enabling something in chrome's flags. But know I have the black bars and borders everywhere in ubuntu. Even the terminal is black and I can't see anything.

Please help

  • Did you try the answers provided in the linked question? – Andrea Lazzarotto Apr 23 '17 at 11:30
  • Yes..other than the mir one.... as opening the link says it is specific for ubuntu 13 – humble Apr 23 '17 at 11:34

Some people have experienced situation aforementioned and this helped them.


sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop


Because, this occurs when ubuntu-desktop is broken...

  • done did not work – humble Apr 23 '17 at 11:16
  • Are you using ubuntu desktop or other (like xfce)? – Olimjon Apr 23 '17 at 11:17
  • in systemsetting > details, it shows ubuntu 16.04 LTS – humble Apr 23 '17 at 11:18
  • This is obvious fault of ubuntu-desktop, maybe do you mind to try xubuntu? askubuntu.com/questions/65861/… – Olimjon Apr 23 '17 at 11:21
  • WIll it work? I think the problem is with my graphic drivers or something? I will wait for a few hours for some other solution. If I don't get one then I will go to xubuntu. If it isn't a problem, please upvote the question for visibility – humble Apr 23 '17 at 11:27

I was able to resolve the issue by reinstalling my nvidia graphics driver as mentioned by the accepted answer in this link.

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