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I killed a frozen ubuntu desktop using “killall gdm” then after it takes me to a terminal?

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After successfully installing Ubuntu and logging in to the Unity desktop, I followed the prompts to enable the proprietary display drivers. After rebooting, the Unity desktop is now entirely ...
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