Okay, so I've just updated to Ubuntu 12.10. I then restarted the laptop and signed in to see a blank desktop.
I have no side launcher or title bar. I have been to the settings and I'm not sure if I can do anything there. I tried; noting worked. I have no desktop shortcuts at all (I didn't before).
I need some help here as the launcher is quite important.
Please help, Thanks,
p.s. I went a very back door route to get onto the internet.