[ubuntu-uk] Natty 11.04

John Stevenson john at jr0cket.com
Mon Jan 10 10:29:22 UTC 2011

On 10 January 2011 09:14, Barry Drake <bdrake at crosswire.org> wrote:

> On Sun, 2011-01-09 at 20:27 +0000, John Stevenson wrote:
> >
> > Have you tried logging in to the Ubuntu classic desktop, from the
> > login screen?  This may give an idea if this is a unity problem or a
> > wider gnome problem.
> I have now.  When I log in to classic desktop, everything's fine.  When
> I log in to Ubuntu (Unity) desktop, it's broken, but not quite in the
> same way as when I set it up automatically to start with Unity.  Gnome
> menus on top left panel don't appear until my mouse cursor is on the top
> panel, and then they don't work.  The menus and icons to the right show,
> but don't work.  Only way out is with 'shutdown now' in the terminal
> which I have as a desktop item.  It has to be a Unity problem.

I have upgraded all packages as of 10am this morning and Unity is still
working for me.

The problem with the menus (indicators) in the top bar not showing up is a bug
that has been reported<https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/693073>.
Usually if I click on the desktop then click on the menus they then start
working.  Failing that, if I have a terminal window open I reset Unity with
the following command

unity --reset

> Just wondering: this is very unlikely, but could it be possible that
> this bug only shows up on a new install that hasn't gone through all the
> updates as they happened?  During the first update, I do get a dialogue
> box saying it can't do a full upgrade, do I want to do a partial
> upgrade, and later it reports that libc6 and libc6-dev are broken, but
> re-installing both of these doesn't seem to be a problem, and they are
> used by most apps anyhow.  Is it worth making that suggestion on the bug
> report?
> Regards,                Barry Drake.

Whilst installing alpha1 release and trying to do updates now may be
problematic, I'd be a little surprised if using a daily build
images<http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/>would have the
same problem.  Try using a daily
build image <http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/> without doing
any updates, or try doing a dist-upgrade first (sudo apt-get dist-upgrade).

If you are having problems then yes, report them as bugs.  The biggest
challenge I find in reporting bugs is knowing what to report them against.
I do find the bug reporting tool ubuntu-bug very useful and have used
ubuntu-bug unity a few times to compile a bug report for me.

Thank you
John Stevenson
Lean Agile Consultant / Coach
jr0cket.com  |  leanagilemachine.com
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