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My 7 yr old son recently attempted to get on the computer and rebooted it somehow. Now the launcher is missing and I am unable to use the system.

I have rebooted several times with the same results, but don't see anything other than the wallpaper.

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What Ubuntu Launcher? what do you see when your PC boots up?. –  Uri Herrera Aug 29 '11 at 1:04
    
Which version of Ubuntu do you use? –  htorque Aug 29 '11 at 1:26
    
Running Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop version the desktop shows the image I set up for it (a picture of my son). –  Tim Aug 29 '11 at 1:43
    
Then you don't see the panel at the top or anything other than that wallpaper? –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Aug 29 '11 at 2:12
    
correct, I have rebooted several times with the same results. –  Tim Aug 29 '11 at 2:35

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When you log in, you can choose which session to use. Make sure it's set to Ubuntu and not something else.

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Thanks!!! that was the trick I needed. –  Tim Aug 30 '11 at 2:34

Try running unity --reset in a terminal window. To open the terminal, try the Ctrl+Alt+T key combination.

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Thanks, but unfortunately this did not work. –  Tim Aug 29 '11 at 13:54
    
What exactly didn't work? Would it be too much to ask for the output of the 'unity --reset' command? You can use pastebin.com to post the output and then just provide the link. –  mikewhatever Aug 29 '11 at 15:23
    
It says command not found –  Tim Aug 30 '11 at 1:50

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