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  1. #11
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    Re: Change virtual disk type without a re-install ?

    Not sure whats going on either. Can you get to console (tty)? Ctrl + Alt + F1

    If so, try giving your display manager (lightdm) a kick start with the command:

    Code:
    startx
    About lightdm

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LightDM

    You do have a vBox snapshot for backup, right?


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    Re: Change virtual disk type without a re-install ?

    Thanks: No, I removed 13.10, at least for now. I have 12.04LTS and Xubuntu on here also. They work just fine. I am really just trying new things to learn without disrupting my main MacOS. I'm going to re-install 13.10 at some point and see if I can do a better install.

    Not a problem. I was close to uninstalling it anyway. Curious though, what does Gnome desktop look like or do? Less graphics, I'm guessing so it runs faster?

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    Re: Change virtual disk type without a re-install ?

    Curious though, what does Gnome desktop look like or do? Less graphics, I'm guessing so it runs faster?
    https://www.google.com/search?q=gnom...iw=960&bih=457

    And it can have more (compiz) or less (metacity) graphics, depends on which window manager you are running.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compiz

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metacity

    The Unity desktop also uses compiz.


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    Re: Change virtual disk type without a re-install ?

    Great information. Thank you. I will try reinstalling 13.10, just to see if I can get it to work. Appreciate your help and direction to good information. Sorry to take up so much time.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Change virtual disk type without a re-install ?

    You will find a lot of helpful people here

    Happy Hunting


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    Re: Change virtual disk type without a re-install ?

    I see that. Thanks again. How does one mark this thread SOLVED?

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    Re: Change virtual disk type without a re-install ?

    Nope. Not yet anyway. Now I can't get a clean re-install of 13.10? I had similar problems the first time. I downloaded Ubuntu 13. again. I think somehow the .iso file gets corrupted. If I get a fresh copy it seems to work? Not sure why that would be except that I am installing from my Mac Disk .iso image. I have not been able to get a usable DVD image of the ubuntu.iso disks? I'm working on that one also. Will keep posted.

    AS

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