Ubuntu: no launcher, no dash, no unity, how to get back to my desktop?



Question:

FYI, I have tried these, but none worked as of yet! Please help! I must not want to reinstall Ubuntu precise:

Is there any other way to find a solution, any help is highly appreciated! Please do ask for any further info u may need to point me to a better direction.

  1. Edit: I have still the opportunity to use ctrl+Alt+T for the terminal. And from there I used firefox & to get the browser on.
  2. Edit 2: Tried to find more; found more explained situation
    • https://askubuntu.com/q/260578/176470.
  3. Edit 3:@Adithya: tried that no luck! Here is what my terminal gave me so far...

    [1447:22] (~) bash $ unity --reset  WARNING: Unity currently default profile, so switching to metacity while resetting the values  unity-panel-service: no process found  Checking if settings need to be migrated ...no  Checking if internal files need to be migrated ...no  Backend     : gconf  Integration : true  Profile     : unity  Adding plugins  Initializing core options...done  compiz (core) - Warn: failed to receive ConfigureNotify event on 0x1600004    compiz (core) - Warn: failed to receive ConfigureNotify event on 0x30000b8    compiz (core) - Warn: failed to receive ConfigureNotify event on 0x2c00fc1    Initializing composite options...done  Initializing opengl options...done  Initializing decor options...done  Initializing vpswitch options...done  Initializing snap options...done  Initializing mousepoll options...done  Initializing resize options...done  Initializing place options...done  Initializing move options...done  Initializing wall options...done  Initializing grid options...done  Initializing session options...done  Initializing gnomecompat options...done  Initializing animation options...done  Initializing fade options...done  compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libunitymtgrabhandles.so' : /usr/lib/compiz/libunitymtgrabhandles.so: undefined symbol: _ZN10CompOption7setNameEPKcNS_4TypeE  compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'unitymtgrabhandles'  Initializing workarounds options...done  Initializing scale options...done  compiz (expo) - Warn: failed to bind image to texture  Initializing expo options...done  Initializing ezoom options...done  compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libunityshell.so' : /usr/lib/compiz/libunityshell.so: undefined symbol: _ZN10CompOption7setNameEPKcNS_4TypeE  compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'unityshell'  compiz (core) - Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0xc000a0!  compiz (core) - Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug about this.  compiz (core) - Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0xc000a3!  compiz (core) - Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug about this.  compiz (core) - Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0xc000a6!  compiz (core) - Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug about this.  Initializing addhelper options...done  Initializing animationaddon options...done  Initializing annotate options...done  Initializing bench options...done  Initializing blur options...done  Initializing clone options...done  Initializing colorfilter options...done  Initializing commands options...done  Initializing crashhandler options...done  Initializing cube options...done  Initializing cubeaddon options...done  Initializing extrawm options...done  Initializing fadedesktop options...done  Initializing firepaint options...done  Initializing group options...done  Initializing imgjpeg options...done  Initializing kdecompat options...done  Initializing loginout options...done  Initializing mag options...done  Initializing maximumize options...done  Initializing mblur options...done  Initializing neg options...done  Initializing notification options...done  Initializing obs options...done  Initializing opacify options...done  Initializing put options...done  Initializing reflex options...done  Initializing resizeinfo options...done  Initializing ring options...done  Initializing rotate options...done  Initializing scaleaddon options...done  Initializing scalefilter options...done  Initializing screenshot options...done  Initializing shelf options...done  Initializing shift options...done  Initializing showdesktop options...done  Initializing showmouse options...done  Initializing splash options...done  Initializing staticswitcher options...done  Initializing switcher options...done  Initializing td options...done  Initializing thumbnail options...done  Initializing trailfocus options...done  Initializing unitymtgrabhandles options...done  Initializing unityshell options...done  Initializing wallpaper options...done  Initializing water options...done  Initializing widget options...done  Initializing winrules options...done  Initializing wobbly options...done  Setting Update "main_menu_key"  Setting Update "run_key"  

    Anything suspicious herein?


Solution:1

you need to reset your unity...

$ unity --reset  

but beware that all your unity settigs will change to default


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