I've got 12.04 32 bit running dual with W7 on my Thinkpad T500. It has the gnome shell desktop.
While downloading torrent file via qbittorrent i ran out out memory (yes Wubi install - Now I realise the limitations of this method!) and qbittorent locked up, then everything froze.
Restart gets me to login fine, then it locks up. Frozen mouse and only wallpaper visible - no top bar or other icons. Can restart via REISUB and tried a few of the safe mode options but no change.
I can open a terminal window on the frozen desktop but unsure what commands to execute (did look at a few lists but no wiser)
Anything I can do? Or is it a case of a reinstall (and a bigger partition)?