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    Emergency : Desktop Disappered

    I've Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, today when i logged into my system, my complete desktop disapppered, n only mouse cursor was there. Plz help.

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    Re: Emergency : Desktop Disappered

    Quote Originally Posted by deep2sunny View Post
    today when i logged into my system, my complete desktop disapppered, n only mouse cursor was there.
    Please try to restart the computer. If the problem persists, please do:

    a) Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to enter a text mode virtual terminal. Login, and give the command
    Code:
    sudo service lightdm restart
    Press Ctrl+Alt+F7 to return to the GUI (F8..F10 in some cases).

    If it still doesn't work, there MAY be some minor corruption of the HDD; switch back to the virtual terminal, and give the command
    Code:
    sudo touch /forcefsck
    sudo reboot #reboots the system safely
    After it boots again, it will automatically run a diskcheck. Do NOT interrupt the disk check.

    If the problem still persists, please post the output of the log files as below for a clue to the problem
    Code:
    tail -20 /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    tail -20 /var/log/syslog
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    Re: Emergency : Desktop Disappered

    Run
    Code:
    unity --reset
    if you can open a terminal. Otherwise do it in a teletype.
    It is not a problem with the hard drive.

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    Re: Emergency : Desktop Disappered

    unity -- reset : not working

    n sudo service lightdm restart not working

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    Re: Emergency : Desktop Disappered

    plz reply guys

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    Re: Emergency : Desktop Disappered

    Hi

    Post back these 2 log files.

    Code:
    sudo cat /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    They may contain clues as to what is happening.

    Kind regards
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    Re: Emergency : Desktop Disappered

    dude how do i connect internet in ubuntu 12.04 my upper taskbar to connect internet is gone n i can't even open firefox. only terminal is working

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    Re: Emergency : Desktop Disappered

    Hi

    For internet, try a wired connection. If you need help configuring it then post back.

    After that...

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install pastebinit
    Code:
    sudo cat /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log | pastebinit
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | pastebinit
    Post back both URLs here and we can take a look.

    Kind regards
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    Re: Emergency : Desktop Disappered

    how i'll open the terminal try ur codes, n how will I copy them n paste in this forum, currently working from XP

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    Re: Emergency : Desktop Disappered

    Hi

    You will need to boot into ubuntu and drop to a console using

    ctrl + alt + f1

    Quote Originally Posted by deep2sunny View Post
    how i'll open the terminal try ur codes, n how will I copy them n paste in this forum, currently working from XP
    Post back the URL's returned from the pastebinit commands.
    Code:
    matthew@matthew-Aspire-7540 ~ % cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | pastebinit
    http://paste.ubuntu.com/1096835/
    matthew@matthew-Aspire-7540 ~ %
    ...so i would post back http://paste.ubuntu.com/1096835/.

    Kind regards
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