MyUnity says Ubuntu 12.04 is in 2d mode when it is not

Bug #959825 reported by Kevin Maher on 2012-03-20
This bug affects 2 people
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myunity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When Logged in in ubuntu 3d MyUnity cannot activate MyUnity as it thinks it's in 2d

Pixel (fabio-colinelli) wrote :

When MyUnity start, the software check system process.
If unity-2d running then MyUnity show the warning message.
Make sure your session is normal and not Unity2d.


Changed in myunity:
status: New → In Progress
Pixel (fabio-colinelli) on 2012-03-27
Changed in myunity:
status: In Progress → Invalid
Erik B. Andersen (azendale) wrote :

This appears to also happen even if you are actually running 3d, but another user is running Unity 2d.

I had this problem. I was logged in specifically to the "Unity" desktop, and had the compiz cube, so I know it was 3d. But my sister was also logged in with Unity 2d on her user. MyUnity had the normal 2d restrictions. Then I opened a terminal as root and using top ended the gnome-session process for my sisters user (which basically logs them out). Then MyUnity did fine.

Changed in myunity:
status: Invalid → New
Margarita Manterola (marga-9) wrote :


I'm attaching a patch that fixes this issue, by changing "ps -e" to "ps x" which only shows the user processes instead of all processes running. However, this is still kind of hacky. It'd be better to find a way to communicate with Unity to ask if it's in 2D or 3D.

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