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So i am running a theme on gnome and it froze, so i used killall gdm to kill it, after this it took me to a fullscreen terminal which i can not get out of. It tells me to login, which I do. and then it says:

Last login Sun Jun 3 11:19:32 PDT 2012 on tty4
Welcome to ubuntu 12.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64)

 * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/

22 packages can be updated.
0 updates are security updates.

casey@casey-computer:~$

I want to just get back to my desktop and start using my computer again, what should I do, what code should I type? I am a noob with Ubuntu, so any code I will probably have to copy.

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The following command should help:

sudo service gdm restart

If you don't have root (sudo) permissions you might have to login as root instead and run the command without the sudo.

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And how do I do that, as I said i'm very new to ubuntu –  casey Jun 3 '12 at 18:43
    
You just type it after you log in and get the command line the (after this appears: casey@casey-computer:~$) –  Purplerob Jun 3 '12 at 18:56
    
what do i type? root or sudo? –  casey Jun 3 '12 at 18:57
    
the exact command in the grey box after you log in –  Purplerob Jun 3 '12 at 19:00
    
alright I think i figured it out, i just typed "sudo reboot" thanks man –  casey Jun 3 '12 at 19:02

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