Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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.

share|improve this question
    
Does this, help? –  Mitch Jan 11 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 at 17:40
add comment

1 Answer 1

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.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.