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I use gnome as default desktop. And I recently upgrade Ubuntu to 13.10 then upgraded gnome to 3.10. Upon restarting, it brings me to the gnome log in screen (GDM) and all I see is the top banner part so like your date, music volume, option to restart, suspend or shutdown.

Hitting Ctrl+Alt+Delete tells me gnome display manager will log out - it does but still nothing.

I am on the log in screen, but there is no user to select, like there normally is or was. I can boot into safe mode and drop down to shell but I am not sure what commands I would enter to get the login screen back. I am using the gnome PPA's and the "unstable" PPA, so I expected issues, but not this - ideas?

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Do you mean something like this:… ? – user31389 Dec 4 '13 at 19:43

(re)install gdm:

sudo apt-get install gdm

and choose gdm, works for me. Best, R.

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did not work for me. If anybody has a solution, please share. – The Byzantine Nov 19 '13 at 8:12

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