I have a ubuntu 13.10. It worked normally until I somehow mistakenly turn it into terminal mode. I was trying to install some nox to my virtual box, and I downloaded a vm image package and imported into my virtual box. Suddenly everything froze. Even keyboard was not responding.
so I had to restart my computer and it turned into pure terminal mode. I doubt if there's anything in my downloaded package that somehow changed my kernel or like. Anyway After some struggle,I can go back to the desktop via
startx command , but the desktop is different from what I had before.
There's no launch panel, no window, and even if you open libreoffice, you cannot minimize or move the "window"(if there's one) it belongs to. The program is fine, I can type in the libreoffice, I can write words in it, but I cannot deal with windows. so I guess it went into some kind of window manager free mode like the old eighties.
please brief me what term is appropriate to refer to this situation. I don't even know what to Google.