What matters is why it wasn't installed or uninstalled in the first place.
Last edited by grumblebum2; May 31st, 2014 at 10:26 AM.
ubuntu-desktop is a meta package that depends on all of the packages in the Ubuntu desktop system.
It contains no application itself but will be removed if you remove one of it's dependencies.
Check to see if it is installed....
If not installed it will show a line...Code:apt-cache policy ubuntu-desktop
If not installed what does this show (will just simulate without installing)Code:Installed: (none)
Code:sudo apt-get install --simulate ubuntu-desktop
Have you installed other desktop meta packages like Kubuntu-desktop, Lubuntu-desktop,Xubuntu.
As with ubuntu-desktop, removing the *-desktop only removes that package and not all the packages it installed.
Kubuntu is known not to play well with ubuntu already installed.
Added any third party ppas?
From your posts you have obviously been experimenting/customizing and without knowing what you have or haven't done
it's very hard to come up with definitive solutions to your problems.
Nothing wrong with experimenting but honestly the easiest solution sometimes is to reinstall.
And I'd rather not reinstall since I don't want to reset my harddrive again and reinstall everything that I installed.
If there is like a recovery for ubuntu that does not affect my files then i'd be gladly to try it out.
Why don't you runand upload the file using pastebinit and provide the link here? That way, people will get an idea of what's on your system.Code:dpkg --get-selections > ~/Desktop/installed-software