I was browsing through the Software Manager and saw two entries for Touch Screen software. I thought I don't need that, and just to keep things clean (and save a few Kb) I decided to remove them. When I clicked one I was informed another package would be removed and it sounded important (graphics related maybe or some kind of hardware acceleration) so I cancelled. I tried the other one, titled: Touchscreen common files or something along those lines, and it said the other touch screen package would also be removed. I unthinkingly very stupidly thought 'Great get rid of them both' not realizing the other package would be removed too. I pressed remove and it uninstalled the packages and I am assuming it removed the other one too and suddenly the screen jumped to a black screen with white text. I shutdown and restarted, and when Ubuntu (10.04) tried to boot it warned me about a low graphics mode and asked me to decide whether to "Run in low graphics mode", "Go to terminal", "Shutdown" and "Reconfigure graphics".
I simply request that someone clicks remove on the touchscreen package and see what the other package it removed was so I can reinstall it! Don't REMOVE it or you may end up like me.... The package to try to remove is the touchscreen one that doesn't have 'common' in it.
I am assuming I can install them from terminal using 'sudo apt-get install *********' I would appreciate the full names of the three packages and the correct command, if that one isn't right.
Thanks for reading this poor Ubuntu user's thread,