Testing unity-session in 18.04

I’ve installed Ubuntu Unity from the ISO image and I update it few days ago. It works good but have some problems:

It has double menu bar (at the top menu bar and the app window)
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and the user’s full name not appeared at the menu bar even when the options has been checked (II use Indonesian locale)
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Looks like the com.canonical.indicator.sessions is missing.
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I can’t reproduce this. Check your settings->appearance if LIM is enabled. Is this happening only for gtk2 apps?

Check if your language pack is installed. It also needs reboot.

The schema path is /apps/indicator-session

Hi, I noticed changing background doesn’t change the background for unity-greeter. Can anyone confirm here?

Yes, that is the case. This has been true for quite some time, it uses the file /usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png no matter what one does.
If you replace that file with a new pic then the greeter will use the new pic.

No. That wasn’t the case on bionic several updates ago (or with ubuntu-unity-amd64.iso) at-least for single user.

I think It has something to do with permissions. For example with latest g-c-c 3.28 creates ~/.cache/gnome-control-center/backgrounds/ with root. These settings are also important

gsettings set com.canonical.unity-greeter draw-user-backgrounds true
gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.background active true

But even after fixing permission the issue exists. Though /var/lib/AccountsService/users/ properly shows the backgrounds section.

I have started experiencing this problem since updating gnome components to 3.28

I’ve seen this for quite some time though maybe because I don’t use nautilus to handle desktop was a factor…
Certainly doesn’t work now.
As far as dconf/gsettings for unity-greeter, those are useless from a user standpoint & have been for long time


Lightdm is the the problem. https://github.com/CanonicalLtd/lightdm/issues/11

Changing the background in 17.10 does change the background in lightdm, for the record.

I’ve been putting off upgrading to bionic beta as I’m a bit confused of what to expect in terms of migration from 17.10 and unity, and I use this laptop for work. Will we need to add a PPA, or are you guys testing the packages in the universe repo?

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I’m a bit confused because the ISO apparently uses PPA packages but the ones in universe should be tested, yep! :slight_smile:


Could you clarify what you mean? :slight_smile:

Sorry I can not access the section I do not see a button for next step

How do you make those window borders? Looks like emerald but I think it is long deprecated???

I think you should report this as a bug here (I think this is the correct package)?

What he means is that after entering info there is no means to ‘consummate’ it , i.e no connect button appears, enter on keyboard does nothing.

I’ve noticed that the ubuntu-unity-desktop package recommends gnome-mpv, why??
Also ffmpegthumbnailer is recommended, again why??

Other questionable recommends are xterm, geary, xul-ext-firefox

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Hi kammon101
I user theme Macbuntu-nusatara theme, stylish theme, flatabolous theme and vimix theme for change colour use application gtk-theme-config
You can to do install apt install gtk-theme-config
I think in future believe good idea theme change dependency colour the backgrounds in Unity DE .

May someone have a look at this bug:


It’s still present in Unity.