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Thread: Can't Gnome To Start Up After Install And Reboot.

  1. #1
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    Can't Gnome To Start Up After Install And Reboot.

    I have downloaded Gnome Desktop Environments with Components in the Ubuntu 12.04 Software Manager, on reboot I still get a Unity desktop with no login menu. I have also tried:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
    with the same results. Do I need to do something to initialize it to get it running? I have looked around and can only find answers on how to install it, nothing to address if it doesn't start after reboot.

    It also doesn't show up in the Dash Home or Unity menu bar. Not sure if it's supposed to, but thought i'd mention it.

    Thank You.
    Last edited by FMFCorpsman; June 17th, 2013 at 06:02 AM.

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    Re: Can't Gnome To Start Up After Install And Reboot.

    FMFCorpsman;

    At the login screen, username box -> in that username box is a small orange ubuntu icon in the upper right corner, right click and ya should have the option as to which desk top to use.
    To the best I recall, I have not used a login manager in a while now.

    just try'n to help

    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubuntu'n !

  3. #3
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    Re: Can't Gnome To Start Up After Install And Reboot.

    Do you have automatic login enabled?
    goto system settings > user accounts
    and click the unlock button to check.
    Disable automatic login , to show the login screen.
    or
    You can just log out to the greeter and change your session as shown by Bashing-om.
    It will continue to boot into the Gnome session until you logout and change it back.
    Last edited by stinkeye; June 17th, 2013 at 05:53 AM.

  4. #4
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    Re: Can't Gnome To Start Up After Install And Reboot.

    I don't know why I didn't think about that! It's always the simplest things. Thank you I'm all set.

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