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After 12.10 update (Jan 15/2013) my desktop has changed in ways I cannot explain. There is only the wallpaper, but the screen resolution is 600x400. No unity, no menu bar. I can bring up a terminal, in 600x400 res'n. I can ctrl-alt-del to logout. After logout, I get a menu bar with the only option to shutdown or login, again in 600x400 res'n. The previous version (3.5.0-21) operates perfectly.

What to do?

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Did you installed nvidia drivers from nvidia site in earlier kernel? If so please download from here & install. You have to do it whenever there is a kernel update.

If you used additional drivers in earlier kernel use followings,

Re install nvidia drivers using following commands

sudo apt-get --reinstall install nvidia-current
sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
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Thanks for reply. BUT, my X11 folder has no xorg.conf file. So, what to do now? – rob grune Jan 23 '13 at 7:21
what if you use the old kernel from grub? it is under advanced option? waht is your graphics card? you can post lspci | grep VGA – Web-E Jan 23 '13 at 7:56
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G92 [GeForce 9800 GT] (rev a2). yes, I can use the older kernal (3.5.0-21) listed under grub advanced options on boot screen. thanks for your help and attention! – rob grune Jan 24 '13 at 5:07
CAN ANYONE HELP ME TO GET THE UPDATE WORKING PROPERLY, PLEASE? Thank you. – rob grune Jan 26 '13 at 2:54
updated. Sorry for being late – Web-E Jan 26 '13 at 6:59

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