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I am running Ubuntu 10.4 and tried to install unity, the website i found advised me to install netbook-remix. Every time i boot it automatically logs into the netbook version without asking for a password and them i am stuck with no menu, icons etc.. All i'm able to do is access the terminal through keyboard shortcut but i have no idea how to set ubuntu to log in to gnome from the terminal.

thanks for any help.

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You can get back to the login screen from the terminal. From there you should be able to select a session type and that should persist.

If it doesn't persist, then when you do it manually, load up the Login Screen Settings from System → Administration → Login Screen and set it there.

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