I've been messing around with different desktop environments recently, and I seem to have messed up.
I installed the latest Cinnamon when I upgraded to 13.04, because I have my parents running it, and I like to be able to sync up with them whenever they have problems. But Cinnamon has had terrible problems since the upgrade. It crashes on startup over 50% of the time, going into GNOME fallback mode. (Is this just me?)
So I decided to try out GNOME 3.8 the way that OMGUbuntu described it (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/g...r-ubuntu-gnome). Unfortunately, things have turned bad. I'm guessing it might be due to the fact that I had Cinnamon installed. I'm reading they might be incompatible (https://mailman.archlinux.org/piperm...il/024792.html).
Anyway, after installing 3.8, all Desktop Environments (Unity and GNOME) disappeared from the login option menu. The only ones left were Cinnamon and Cinnamon (Sortware Rendering).
Uninstalled 3.8, but still the same issue. Re-installed Unity, no change. Now the only time I can get into anything but Cinnamon is when it crashes. GNOME Fallback is still there at least.
I'd really like to get Unity back. It's not great having such and unstable UI be my only option. I'm hoping this is just a listing issue, since GNOME is still there. And Unity is still listed as installed in Synaptic.
If anybody has gone through anything similar or has any suggestions, they'd be much appreciated.