View Full Version : [ubuntu] Nothing happening after logging in

November 5th, 2009, 06:22 AM
Okay so I am some what new with ubuntu but not to great in describing the problem that I'm having right now. After I type the user name and password and log in to ubuntu for my laptop all that appears is an orange background and in the top right corner is my terminal. I feel as though I may of royally screwed something up somehow as it worked not to long ago perfectly fine. (as in i could see my desktop and applications and use ubuntu) Now I can only type in the terminal. Someone please help.

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November 5th, 2009, 08:06 AM
Try running this command in your terminal:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall gdm && sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm

November 5th, 2009, 01:57 PM
after running the command it essentially did nothing still the same way as before, any other ideas?

Or is there a command that you can use to remove ubuntu using the terminal?

November 6th, 2009, 02:40 AM
Did you reboot?

November 6th, 2009, 05:59 AM
Yes and did nothing

November 6th, 2009, 07:13 AM
have a look here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1300013)

November 6th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Thanks for directing me there