Hi, if you go to the link in post #8 you should have unity working if your system can run unity.
ctl-alt t should get you a terminal.
Linux since 1995, Ubuntu since 2006
I somehow managed to disable this when I had this issue!
Thanks for your input, gave everything a go but no dice. Locked it up really, REALLY badly.
I ended up putting the disc image on a USB stick and doing a complete reinstall. Only thing is now I don't have trackpad mouse support!?! I give up for today.