Recently upgraded to 12.04 however the problem started before that. I hoped that upgrading would solve the problem I created. Granted, I'm not sure how I created the problem. :-)
Some time ago I downloaded Edubuntu from Ubuntu's Software Center. My plan was not to replace Ubuntu's desktop, however that is what happened.
All was good and then I upgraded (from a version before 11.10 if I remember correctly) and Edubuntu was here to stay. What bothers me is that Edubuntu doesn't seem to have all of the options that Ubuntu has/had.
After reading (either not enough or the wrong stuff), here is what I did to fix the problem: http://i.stack.imgur.com/jcQnu.png
After logging out I got the log in page (is that the right word?). It has Edubuntu (then the Edubuntu logo) 12.04 to the lower left. It gave me the following 4 options to log in (I tried all 4).
- Recovery Console - This made me think that I really messed things up.
- Ubuntu 2D - Not sure how that differs from the above (number 2) Ubuntu.
- User Defined Session - That also scared me. Somehow I remembered Ctrl-Alt-Delete or I'll still be stuck in there.
Now my desktop looks like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/GJbfg.png This could mean that this is a Ubuntu desktop that only shows the Edubuntu icon.
However, I remember that I used to be able to do more in Ubuntu. e.g., I was able to give folders little icons. I forgot what the icons were called.
I hope this is easy to understand. If not, please post what is not clear and I'll try to clarify if I can.
Also, when posting (and I hope you do), please assume that I don't know much about computers (as if this post doesn't point that out :-).