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I have an issue where the "Ubuntu 14.04 LTS" label stays on the screen after logging in, the desktop icons are missing, and even right-clicking on the desktop yields no result, leaving the desktop essentially non existent. The icons and files show up just fine on Nautilus, but I don't have a desktop as such. Here is what my desktop looks like:

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I noticed this problem after installing Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04, yet it still persists after removing Gnome from the system.

I went though a few forums, tried removing Gnome, reinstalling Ubuntu Desktop and Unity but to no avail. I ran the following commands, as instructed:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get remove sudo apt-get purge gnome-shell-*
sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get remove unity
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install unity

Any clues as to what might be causing this?

( I tagged desktop-environment as there was no relevant tags related to desktops. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.)

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