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So, I just installed gnome-shell on my Lubuntu 12.10. After I logged in with Gnome, it just stay there showing only wallpaper and my cursor and no, I cannot open a terminal emulator from there. Ctrl-alt-t didn't worked.

What should I do to fix this?

Btw, this is my xsession-errors log

(gnome-settings-daemon:6643): color-plugin-WARNING **: There is no colord server available

(gnome-shell:6669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(gnome-shell:6669): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_data: assertion  `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed
gnome-session[6590]: WARNING: Application 'gnome-shell.desktop' killed by signal 11

(gnome-shell:6680): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(gnome-shell:6680): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_data: assertion   `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed
gnome-session[6590]: WARNING: Application 'gnome-shell.desktop' killed by signal 11
gnome-session[6590]: WARNING: App 'gnome-shell.desktop' respawning too quickly
gnome-session[6590]: CRITICAL: We failed, but the fail whale is dead. Sorry....

(nm-applet:6697): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(nm-applet:6697): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

(gnome-user-share:7003): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(gnome-user-share:7003): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

** (zeitgeist-datahub:7009): WARNING **: recent-manager-provider.vala:133: Desktop file  for "file:///usr/share/lubuntu/wallpapers/1210-Sunset_by_Luca_Andrea_Rossi.jpg" was not  found, exec: lxpanel, mime_type: image/jpeg

(update-notifier:7037): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(update-notifier:7037): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

(gnome-settings-daemon:6643): Gdk-WARNING **: gnome-settings-daemon: Fatal IO error 11  (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :0.

blueman-applet: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :0.

** (zeitgeist-datahub:7009): WARNING **: zeitgeist-datahub.vala:227: Unable to get name      "org.gnome.zeitgeist.datahub" on the bus!
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you can almost always open a terminal emulator with ctl-alt-f1 or f2. the rest of your argument is pretty valid though –  hbdgaf Jul 27 '13 at 20:41
    
Stupid me, I mean the GUI terminal emulator (does this even make sense?) that you usually called with Ctrl-alt-t. So what is happening exactly? How do I fix this? –  John Jul 27 '13 at 21:02
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It doesn't make sense to install gnome-shell on Lubuntu. Instead you should consider installing Ubuntu GNOME if your computer hardware is compatible with the Ubuntu GNOME system requirements. According to the Ubuntu GNOME wiki:

"System Requirements

It is recommended to have at least 1 GB of RAM or more (we shall soon do re-assessment for further specific details). If you have an old machine, you may consider other alternatives like Lubuntu."

If the reason why you want to install gnome-shell in Lubuntu is to have an interface customized for netbooks, you should consider installing the lxlauncher package from the Ubuntu Software Center. Lxlauncher is an add-on for the LXDE Desktop Environment on which Lubuntu is based as its default GUI. From the description of lxlauncher in the Ubuntu Software Center: "...Easy-Mode launcher for netbooks like EeePC".

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All right, purge it then. I was just wanted to try gnome, and since I use Lubuntu atm so... –  John Jul 28 '13 at 18:05
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