Ubuntu 13.04 / Parallels 8 - no menus

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by DamnKelly, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. DamnKelly

    DamnKelly

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    I've just upgraded Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 under the latest release of Parallels 8 on a MacBook Air running 10.8.3

    On the first reboot after upgrade I had the side bar but the main screen was black. I disabled 3D acceleration under the VM settings and rebooted to just the desktop with a parallels folder (no side bar or menu). I then was able to reinstall Parallel Tools from terminal, which normally fixes things, and rebooted the VM. No dice.

    Enabled 3D acceleration - same problem.

    Any pointers?
     
  2. EddieJoe

    EddieJoe Bit Poster

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    Yeah, I've got pretty much the same situation.
     
  3. EddieJoe

    EddieJoe Bit Poster

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    Alright - well, creating a new user account, and everything seems OK. So.... some issue w/ migration from 12.0.4 to 12.10 to 13.0.4. I guess I'll try deleting prefs from the old upgraded user account, until it starts working again.

    Update: Nope, couldn't figure out what to do to get the old account working again. Still waiting for a fix. Parallels tech support, private message me if you want specific log files, etc. to help narrow down what's happening.
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2013
  4. DamnKelly

    DamnKelly

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    Well I managed to get 13.04 running from a fresh install from the ISO image, but no joy on the upgrade.

    Deleted the old one and will play with the new one.
     
  5. GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Bit Poster

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    I had the same issue after upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04. However, disabling 3D acceleration and then removing and reinstalling Parallels Tools resolved it.
     
  6. wire

    wire

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    The next post has the right answer:

    Get a shell:
    $
    rm ~/.config/dconf/user
    setsid unity

    To get a shell, if you have access to nothing other than Parallels Shared Folders on the desktop, you can find Terminal by searching in that folders window.

    Or use Parallels > Devices > Keyboard > <Ctrl><Alt><F1> to get to a console login
    -or per Mac keyboard-
    Fn + control + option + F1

    To get back to Ubuntu desktop
    Fn + control + option + F7
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2013
  7. Jin-wook J

    Jin-wook J Bit Poster

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    Unfortunately, 'dconf reset' solution did not work for me.
    An error occurred with 'dbus-launch blahblah: : Child process exited with code 1'..

    Removal of "~/.config/dconf/user" file works, instead.
     
  8. ManuelG

    ManuelG

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    Excelent.

    This worked for me.
    Thanks

     
  9. TroutDeep

    TroutDeep Bit Poster

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    Removal of "~/.config/dconf/user" (followed by a reboot) works for me as well.

    Thank you!
     

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