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I installed Lubuntu 12.10 in my netbook through USB Drive. Now I cannot get access in my desktop after login. I can see only one thing on my screen.

Welcome to ubuntu 12.10(GNU/linux 3.5.0-17- generic i686,
0 packages can be updated
0 updates are security updates.
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For some reason you got into a shell instead of getting the desktop


Try typing startx in order to start your X desktop. If that doesn't work - please add the command's output to your post (Since it is currently hard to know what is the specific reason you didn't get a desktop environment)

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