View Full Version : [ubuntu] Accidentally removed package "ubuntu-desktop"

May 20th, 2008, 04:44 AM
Hi, one of my computers has Hardy and we've been having a problem getting the Sound to work. Well I was trying something I read somewhere and I tried to install the package "esound", well when I installed it, it also removed the package "ubuntu-desktop" and now I cannot figure out how to get it back ?

Can you give me any advice ? My Ubuntu lets me log in, but we can't get a terminal or run the Add-Remove programs thing.

Am I just screwed, or can this be fixed ?

May 20th, 2008, 04:49 AM
Try this on your terminal:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

May 20th, 2008, 04:51 AM
What do you see when the system boots up?

Try this to get to a terminal prompt:


May 20th, 2008, 04:54 AM
you don't need to find the "terminal" application you would use with the desktop, you can just enter the code after you log in.

May 20th, 2008, 05:03 AM
Try this on your terminal:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

I would gladly do that, but as I was saying I don't have a terminal now and can't seem to figure out how to get one.

May 20th, 2008, 05:45 AM
Try pressing Alt+F1 if it pops the Application Menu. If it pops, navigate through Accessories->Terminal and execute
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

May 20th, 2008, 10:17 AM
If you can not find way to the terminal boot in recovery mode and type

aptitude install ubuntu-desktop