I installed Ubuntu 12.10 desktop. There is no other OS running on the box. I have not encrypted or partitioned the drive and went with the default values. When I login with the user I setup I don't see menu items and the only thing that displays is the background theme. I switched to tty1 and ran "sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager". However when I run ccsm, I get "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/_init.py:57:could not open display warnings.warn(str(e), _gtk.Warning)". When I switch back to the desktop from tty1, I get a message stating CompizConfig Settings Manager has closed unexpectedly.
This is my third attempt booting from a USB. Any advice?
Thank you for any input as it is most appreciated.