Black shadows below the Menu while running Ubuntu 12.04.3 in Parallels Desktop 9

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by JayneilD, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. JayneilD

    JayneilD

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    I tried running Ubuntu 12.04.3 on Parallels Desktop v9 for Mac. I am seeing a black shadow below the menu/top of the screen. There is no way to remove it. Even if you open other windows such as folders/file browsers, the black shadow will over write the top portion. I have attached the screenshot for the same. I even tried rebooting, reinstalling the Parallels tool but the problem still exists.

    Ubuntu_Linux_-_Parallels_Desktop.png

    Any fix for this?

    Parallels build: 9.0.23036

    Hardware: Macbook Pro Retina 13"(late 2013 model)
     
  2. JayneilD

    JayneilD

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    Ok, after doing some troubleshooting, it seems this problem occurs only after installing the Parallels Tool. Weird. Any update on the fix?
     
  3. JayneilD

    JayneilD

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    No Reply! Anyways I have shifted to VMWare Fusion 6 and the support for Ubuntu 12.04.3 is just amazing. No black shadows like the one above and it supports the Macbook Retina resolution natively!
     
  4. FabioDassan

    FabioDassan

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    Hello guys,

    anyone has a solution for this problem?
    This is also happening with me.
     
  5. jrockowitz

    jrockowitz

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    The best solution I found was to remove the panel-shadow.png used to create the shadow. I got the idea from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1733520

    On ubuntu 12.04, I executed the below command.

    sudo mv /usr/share/unity/5/panel-shadow.png /usr/share/unity/5/panel-shadow.png.orig

    Still, I have no idea what is causing the issue.
     
  6. Hanterdro

    Hanterdro Bit Poster

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    I had this problem, too.
    Parallels Ubuntu support sucks very hard!

    I found an easy workaround. Just switch to the login screen and choose unitiy 2d.
    Not a good solution, but a working one ;)
     
  7. ngocpham

    ngocpham

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    I actually met such a case without knowing how to handle, there is your expert to comment and share some knowledge okay, thank you very much.
     
  8. rushim

    rushim

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    hi
    Any fix for this?
     

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