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I'm new to Ubuntu and someone suggested I install GNOME, only I was unaware it was a GUI mod. The log-in menu now has drop down for GNOME selection and such, as well as Ubuntu, however the GNOME options give me the drop down menus and Ubuntu loads a blank screen and I've no way to interact. If I could even find a way to add "Unity" into the drop down box and use it (so I could swap between GNOME and UNITY easily) that would be swell.

Any suggestions?

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What login manager are you using? Can you post a screenshot of your login manager? You should be able to choose Gnome, Ubuntu or other DE from your login manager. –  LnxSlck Feb 21 '13 at 11:07
    
Ubuntu is actually Unity. And regarding, blank screen, what are you seeing? Just the background or really blank white / black screen? –  jokerdino Feb 21 '13 at 11:07
    
possible duplicate of How to remove GNOME completely? –  LnxSlck Feb 21 '13 at 11:08
    
This is not a duplicate, this folks wants to keep Gnome, he only wants to change the shell from Gnome Shell to Unity, or at least that is what I understand. –  Javier Rivera Feb 21 '13 at 16:31

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