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    How to bork an Ubuntu install without really trying (or knowing

    Open Dash > Applications
    Search browser
    Right click on "Browser"
    Click on uninstall, auth the removal

    If you were to now log out/in or restart, unity would be gone. Fixable but seems too easy to create this mess.
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...s/+bug/1280337

    Also easy to do in software-center as it fails to list all packages to be removed
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...r/+bug/1278869

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    Re: How to bork an Ubuntu install without really trying (or knowing

    I just did a check in synaptic, and removing the browser app, removes some fairly important files, if you are running Unity.
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    Re: How to bork an Ubuntu install without really trying (or knowing

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    Open Dash > Applications
    Search browser
    Right click on "Browser"
    Click on uninstall, auth the removal

    If you were to now log out/in or restart, unity would be gone. Fixable but seems too easy to create this mess.
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...s/+bug/1280337

    Also easy to do in software-center as it fails to list all packages to be removed
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...r/+bug/1278869

    I 'mee tooed it

    geesh .. what a wierd bug that is ..
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    Re: How to bork an Ubuntu install without really trying (or knowing

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    Fixable but seems too easy to create this mess.
    I tried to recover:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-dekstop
    but can't get the Unity Panel to come up.
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    Re: How to bork an Ubuntu install without really trying (or knowing

    Quote Originally Posted by ventrical View Post
    I tried to recover:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-dekstop
    but can't get the Unity Panel to come up.
    The side effect of logging back in with no unity is that even after unity, ect are re-installed the unity plugin will be disabled in compiz.
    So you'd need to re-enable it by some means.
    The easiest would be to open ccsm & re-enable there, then do a log out/in
    (how you affect a log out/in is debatable since the silly change of ctrl+alt+delete to 'open sys monitor, probably best to do a restart

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    Re: How to bork an Ubuntu install without really trying (or knowing

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    The side effect of logging back in with no unity is that even after unity, ect are re-installed the unity plugin will be disabled in compiz.
    So you'd need to re-enable it by some means.
    The easiest would be to open ccsm & re-enable there, then do a log out/in
    (how you affect a log out/in is debatable since the silly change of ctrl+alt+delete to 'open sys monitor, probably best to do a restart

    +1

    I'm so embarrassed lol

    I should know better...
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    Re: How to bork an Ubuntu install without really trying (or knowing

    Seems like a very good reason to always use synaptic for package management, which is what I aways do; it is the first package I install in any new OS of the Ubuntu family and the one thing I find if hard to manage without.
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