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Boot your computer ... On login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Enter your user name and the password. Now execute the following commands : sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop sudo reboot Note : Rebooting Ubuntu operating system is not absolutely neccessary ... but it is recommended. Update addressing your response ...


Try Xubuntu or Lubuntu. Both are often suggested to newcomers from the Windows world. Also icewm or razorqt which you can install from repositories with sudo apt-get install icewm or sudo apt-get install razorqt-desktop Gnome can also be tweaked to have its internal launcher appear at the bottom. If you still want to use Unity, its launcher can be ...


Actually this is a great question for Unix & Linux because it is not only related to Ubuntu. There is a really nice answer on SuperUser which describes the Difference between .bashrc, .bash_profile and .profile. The accepted answer explains this pretty well. Here are some relevant parts from that answer: Bash is a Bourne-like shell. It reads ...


Since there is now an official Ubuntu Mate release, why not just switch to that: apt-get install mate-core should do that for you (offering another desktop alternative, just like lubuntu-core etc) Easy as π


I am running 14.04. I've got this error, then I installed default-jre and then I could remove ubuntu-desktop by tasksel.

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