Ubuntu – Ubuntu Menu and Launcher not showing after 2/16/2018 update


I've installed the last update from yesterday and today I logged in and no terminal, no dash, launcher, nothing is working. I've tried the solutions from here:

Ubuntu 16.04 Jan 3 2018 update causing screen/access issues

and also tried this:

export DISPLAY=:0

end enabled Unity and reboot from terminal but I still not working.
When I log in guest session it's normal.
Is there a working solution for that? Thanks.

Best Answer

This doesn't sound like the bug linked in the OP's question or the close candidate in the comments section: 2/15/18 compiz update broke unity. It sounds more like this common problem: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears

This is especially true due to comments in deep within my proposed link stating the guest session works perfectly just not the normal user. The OP here has same scenario.

Try the simple solution there by opening a terminal and typing:

rm -rf ~/.config/compiz-1/compizconfig/*
sudo reboot

Some users say it works right away while someone else says the reboot is necessary.