View Full Version : [ubuntu] Broken Desktop

February 14th, 2012, 04:30 PM
Hello everyone.

I have been using ubuntu 64bit for the last few months. Unity sucks. I'm using gnome. But after a reboot I have been unable to get them working. It shows me a unity login screen. When I chose gnome or unity it starts... gives me my background... and transmission that starts on boot. From transmission I can get into firefox.

I'm assuming its an update that broke everything. If anyone needs me to run a command I will gladly give you the output. Thanks in advance.

February 14th, 2012, 04:48 PM
Did you recently 'remove obsolete packages' ?

February 14th, 2012, 05:11 PM
sudo apt-get update

February 14th, 2012, 05:18 PM
Did you recently 'remove obsolete packages' ?

A good way to remove obsolete packages it with synaptic package manager.



February 14th, 2012, 07:24 PM
i tried this already...
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

i also thought it might be something with grub starting the wrong kernel or something... (i triple boot Ubuntu, Windows, Backtrack)

and that didnt fix it. its probably broken packages... i did not remove obsolete packages. i tried to install synaptic many times but failed. i will try and install it later... does anyone have a way of doing that from terminal? is it "sudo apt-get autoremove"?

February 15th, 2012, 06:25 AM
sudo apt-get clean

sudo dpkg --configure -a

sudo apt-get install -f

Are you getting any error messages?