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I've tried both gdm and lightgdm but no matter what I do, I get logged in to Gnome Classic (No Effects). The terminal's transparency is a nuisance here and I completely do not want to work on anything until things start looking pretty back again. Please help me or I will kill myself.

I just want to be able to use the proper Gnome shell when I select it.

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Does this, help? – Mitch Jan 11 '14 at 17:37
No, @Mitch. That is exactly my question. No matter what I select, I am only served with the no effects shell. – Muhammad Ali Jan 11 '14 at 17:40

The issue wasn't with the display managers but with gnome itself. I completely uninstalled gnome-shell and then logged in. I had lost both Unity and Gnome and wasn't able to use the computer. So I went to a sad nap, got back up to install Gnome again via the tty terminal (Alt+F1) and now I'm working in the pretty environment again.

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