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    13.04 desktop empty after Virtual box installation

    I installed ubuntu 13.04 64 bit for the first time yesterday. My plan was to run Win 7 in virtual box.

    The ubutntu installation works fine. I installed Virtual box through Ubuntu Software Center. After rebooting and loggign in, my desktop is blank. Just the background.

    Is there something I'm missing ? Is this a known issue ?

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    Re: 13.04 desktop empty after Virtual box installation

    I do not know of any connection between the two. Remove vBox and try an update.

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    Re: 13.04 desktop empty after Virtual box installation

    Stupid question. How do you do an update on Ubuntu ?

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    Re: 13.04 desktop empty after Virtual box installation

    There are several ways to update. In this case, updating in terminal will also give you an error report if anything is wrong. So ..

    Open a terminal and enter:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    If that works without error, enter:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ap...nance_commands

    After you get your desktop back in working order we can get vBox working

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    Re: 13.04 desktop empty after Virtual box installation

    I should add

    Please feel free to ask any questions

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    Re: 13.04 desktop empty after Virtual box installation

    Both commandws ran through without errors and the desktop is fine. Should I go ahead and install VBOX ?

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    Re: 13.04 desktop empty after Virtual box installation

    Also, this is the version of vbox I'm installing "virtualbox-4.2 4.2.12-84980~Ubuntu~raring"

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    Re: 13.04 desktop empty after Virtual box installation

    I always recommend the site install over the software center.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...1#post12634414

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    Re: 13.04 desktop empty after Virtual box installation

    That worked.

    Thanks for the assistance !!

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