Ubuntu 12.04 using gnome-shell
I just removed the entire unity unity-2d gnome desktop and installed the barebones essentials "gnome-shell" and all is working fine. The problem that I have noticed seems to be with permissions. These are the things that I cannot do:
1 -(tty access)
2 - customize my desktop
3 - If I attempt to sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop, it hangs(need add an NVIDIA video driver that require me to stop the GUI), I believe because of some type of security thing going on.
4 - I can successfully mount the root partion using single mode but when I attempt to change the runlevel from 1 to 3:
and I attempt to login as a standard user, I simply cannot.