I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit w/ unity desktop
What I'm experiencing: When I turn on my computer, the Ubuntu loading screen appears but disappears in wake of a shell which I can log into.
Once logged in, I can start Unity via sudo start lightdm and subsequently login via unity gui.
However, the desktop software doesnt seem to be running. There is now tool-bar/menu-thing. I cannot use Alt+Tab to cycle between open windows, and I cannot restore windows which I minimize.
In every respect, I would have the same experience issuing sudo startx from an xterminal. I have reinstalled unity to no avail. installation seems to go just fine.
Any ideas on where I might go about addressing this problem? Thanks
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