[ubuntu-uk] Lost desktop after messing with Compiz.....

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 15:22:17 UTC 2011

On 19.10.11 12:22, scoundrel50a wrote:
> On 19/10/2011 12:02, Alan Pope wrote:
>> On 19 October 2011 12:00, scoundrel50a<scoundrel50a at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> I was fiddling with compiz and decided to have a look at what the
>>> desktop
>>> cube looks like. One of the options said something about turning off the
>>> desktop. I stupidly pressed it, and now I have no desktop.....Please can
>>> somebody help....I am running 11.10....
>> Boot, press CTRL+ALT+F1 to get a console, login, type "unity --reset",
>> wait a moment or two, press CTRL+ALT+F7 to switch to GUI, login.
>> Al.
> Brilliant, that worked, I was panicking that I would have to set up a
> new account again.....thank you so much...
> John
Setting up a new user account probably wouldn't have fixed that - it's a
system setting rather than a user setting as I understand it.


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