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    Upgrade originated desktop environment that only has one application

    HI.

    I upgraded to 18.04 LTS. Had some problems at the end and now at the login screen I can only log into two accounts with the same name and that enter directly into KODI. When I exit Kodi I go back to the login screen... I cannot do anything else (except open terminal).

    How can I fix it?

    Thanks

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    Re: Upgrade originated desktop environment that only has one application

    Yep, kodi has it's own session.
    You can switch session at login,
    depending on display manager if using Ubuntu's new display manager, gdm. then when you click to enter your password, a cog will show under the password field. (next to the sign in button)
    click on the cog to expand the selection field and choose Ubuntu.
    The click to close and enter your password.

    If still using Ubuntu older display manager, lightdm, then there should be a badge right next to the user name in the login screen.
    Click ( or if clicking isn't working press TAB and space) and select again select the option Ubuntu, and click the arrow at the left to close.
    Then enter the password.

    Both should set the main Ubuntu desktop as the session to start.
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    Re: Upgrade originated desktop environment that only has one application

    It only shows two sessions/desktop environments and both are KODi... (Old display manager).



    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Yep, kodi has it's own session.
    You can switch session at login,
    depending on display manager if using Ubuntu's new display manager, gdm. then when you click to enter your password, a cog will show under the password field. (next to the sign in button)
    click on the cog to expand the selection field and choose Ubuntu.
    The click to close and enter your password.

    If still using Ubuntu older display manager, lightdm, then there should be a badge right next to the user name in the login screen.
    Click ( or if clicking isn't working press TAB and space) and select again select the option Ubuntu, and click the arrow at the left to close.
    Then enter the password.

    Both should set the main Ubuntu desktop as the session to start.

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    Re: Upgrade originated desktop environment that only has one application

    Then install Ubuntu's desktop then
    Code:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop^
    It might ask to set the display manager, as 18.04 uses gdm as the default.
    Either display manager runs fine, so your choice.

    Since kodi does not have a terminal (me thinks), when you get to the login screen, instead of entering your password, press ctrl + alt + F1 (or F2-6)
    to get a console.
    Login there and run the above commands.
    When done, you can reboot from there by running sudo reboot.
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