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my desktop computer updated today from (I think it was 11.04, can't remember) to 12.04.3. Now I can't get to my desktop. When I boot it up, I come to a screen that says:

Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS username-desktop tty1

username-desktop login: username Password: Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-57-generic x86_64)

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username@username-desktop:~$ _

I've never seen this before and don't know what to do to get back to my desktop. I'm in the middle of typing a 10-page final paper that's due tonight by midnight and I can't even access my desktop. HELP!!! PLEASE!!

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try startx command to enter into gui login. –  Avinash Raj Dec 7 '13 at 2:48
    
Thanks! I don't know why that became necessary. Now I can see my desktop, but I don't have any menus or toolbars; only a few pictures I'd saved on the desktop... Not sure what's going on. But I think I'm going to try to find my files and save them on some cloud somewhere. I can't keep dealing with this and losing my files all the time. Thanks again! –  bailuojie Dec 7 '13 at 3:04
    
see this askubuntu.com/questions/17381/… –  Avinash Raj Dec 7 '13 at 3:29

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