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December 23rd, 2008, 06:01 PM
I can boot ubuntu fine. The login sound plays, then... the desktop is the equivalent of explorer.exe not running in windows. But also, keybindings wont work. For example, f12 wont open a terminal anymore.
This happened because I ran the update package manager.

Any ideas on how to get the UI to show again? I'm starting to prefer linux > windows, but only when linux behaves properly...

December 23rd, 2008, 07:21 PM
Reboot in Recovery Mode and fix the XOrg Server.

Check System-->Preferences-->Keyboard Shortcuts for keyboard bindings.

December 23rd, 2008, 10:59 PM
What should I type in terminal though? I haven't tried recovery mode yet, but what should I do so in normal boot my bars + desktop items, etc show up?

December 24th, 2008, 04:35 PM
While booting press ESC key to go to Recovery Mode. Here select option to fix the XOrg server. Usually this solution works.

December 24th, 2008, 09:52 PM
booted into recovery mode. did the dpkg to fix broken packages (maybe?) and I also clicked xfix(fix the x.org server) and to no avail.
I can drop to bash root prompt (something like that, I forgot already)

December 28th, 2008, 06:29 PM

December 28th, 2008, 07:32 PM
Fix x again in recovery mode.

In textmode sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg -phigh

December 29th, 2008, 02:51 AM
how many times should I do this?

and the bash shell thing says "sudo is not a recognized command"

January 2nd, 2009, 12:02 AM
*bump again*

January 5th, 2009, 02:48 PM