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Unity on Bionic

Hi All

My Netbook had 14.04 > 16.04 > 18.04 all 32 bit

I had always had auto logon so I never noticed that if I clicked the cog wheel
I could still have Unity on Bionic, tried it and seems OK but now the touch pad
and buttons don't work

Comments

Re: Unity on Bionic

By Liam Proven at 06/07/2019 - 08:46

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019 at 14:28, Grizzly via ubuntu-users
<ubuntu- ... at lists dot ubuntu.com> wrote:
I found I had to manually re-install the Synaptics trackpad driver.

There are some directions here:

<a href="https://sangams.com.np/fix-ubuntu-18-4-touchpad-not-working-properly/" title="https://sangams.com.np/fix-ubuntu-18-4-touchpad-not-working-properly/">https://sangams.com.np/fix-ubuntu-18-4-touchpad-not-working-properly/</a>

Of course this only applies if you have a Synaptics trackpad! If you
have an Alps one or something, you may need to re-install that driver
instead.

I think 18.04 removes the vendor-specific drivers in favour of a
generic one, which did work for me, but right-clicking, multi-finger
scrolling, tap-to-click and other features did not.

Once I reinstalled the Synaptics driver, all the functions worked as before.

Re: Unity on Bionic

By oxy via ubuntu-users at 06/07/2019 - 11:47

07 June 2019 at 14:46, Liam Proven wrote:
Re: Unity on Bionic (at least in part)

O tried that and it "Seemed" to work but as soon as I loged out I could not get
back in, only Wayland would accept my login password

Re: Unity on Bionic

By Liam Proven at 06/09/2019 - 07:47

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019 at 17:49, Grizzly via ubuntu-users
<ubuntu- ... at lists dot ubuntu.com> wrote:
Something as big as new drivers, you can't just log out. Reboot.

Re: Unity on Bionic

By oxy via ubuntu-users at 06/09/2019 - 08:38

09 June 2019 at 13:47, Liam Proven wrote:
Re: Unity on Bionic (at least in part)

I miss spoke there I did

$ Shutdown now -P

then found that only "Ubunto on Wayland" would accept my password, Unity &
Ubuntu would not

Re: Unity on Bionic

By Liam Proven at 06/10/2019 - 06:01

On Sun, 9 Jun 2019 at 14:40, Grizzly via ubuntu-users
<ubuntu- ... at lists dot ubuntu.com> wrote:
minus capital P? That is a new option to me. I only know -h (halt) and
-r (reboot). What does -P do?

Hmmm. Odd. So it's doing something to break X.org. That is not good.

Are you on the HWE stack?

Re: Unity on Bionic

By Karl Auer at 06/10/2019 - 06:11

On Mon, 2019-06-10 at 12:01 +0200, Liam Proven wrote:
Power off. "man shutdown"

Regards, K.

Re: Unity on Bionic

By Colin Law at 06/10/2019 - 03:35

On Sun, 9 Jun 2019 at 13:40, Grizzly via ubuntu-users
<ubuntu- ... at lists dot ubuntu.com> wrote:
When you say they would not accept your password do you mean you got
an error saying the password was wrong or did it go and think for a
few seconds then go back to the login screen without a password error
message? If the latter then that likely means it accepted the
password but then something went wrong, such as X crashing, so it
logged you out again and put you back at the login prompt.

Colin

Re: Unity on Bionic

By oxy via ubuntu-users at 06/10/2019 - 06:12

10 June 2019 at 8:35, Colin Law wrote:
Re: Unity on Bionic (at least in part)

IIRC you may be correct, I "think" Unity did nothing, i.e. password entered no
error but password box still there, Ubuntu did cycle doing something then the
password box was back again, so X crashing seems likely