I have Ubuntu 12.04LTS 64 bit installed parallel to Windows 7 on my laptop.
While installing skype on Ubuntu, I installed some dependencies of skype, and it removed almost all of my packages installed on laptop.
Skype installed, but nothing else remained. After the installation completed, the desktop disappeared.
I believe my ubuntu-desktop uninstalled. The software center disappeared too, so did python. While the internet was still working, I installed firefox, vlc and nautilus. Then I restarted the pc.
I cannot access the internet from Ubuntu now(do not know how).
As the desktop is gone, I can only login commandline, with no packages! I tried opening vlc, firefox and nautilus, each of these asks for display options.
Is it possible to restore to the default package settings without losing any data?