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This is more of a "workaround" then a "solution"... As your user profile has some problem somewhere, it's just better to leave it behind! Do the following: sudo adduser newuser Add the user to the right groups (Below are the standard groups for an admin user. To get the user groups for the old user type: groups olduser) sudo adduser user2 adm sudo ...


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The "classic" version without DE (Desktop Environment) is called Ubuntu Server. I never heard of "Server" being called "Professional", but I never had one either, so this is possible, the other way round would make no sense. And yes, you can install DEs like Unity, Cinnamon, xfce,... on a Server to give it a GUI.


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Removing installed components after incomplete installation of Chrome OS Desktop Environment can be done by using Synaptic Package Manager. Synaptic Package Manager can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Center. After installing and opening the application in the search box, just type ChromiumOS and after it's listed in the field below where the full ...


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If you like look of Unity or Gnome with panel on the top : XFCE MATE They are both lightweight and full-featured at the same time. See the link: http://www.howtogeek.com/163154/linux-users-have-a-choice-8-linux-desktop-environments/


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See almost all the different desktops here What kinds of desktop environments and shells are available? Other lower-ram desktops or window managers could be XFCE, MATE, Openbox, fluxbox, etc... There are Ubuntu versions (official and derived) for almost all of them, try out some live iso's and see which one(s) you like. Or you could install the desktop ...


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You may not have removed it entirely. Muzaffar has the right idea. ps -ax | grep desktopnova - this will tell you if any running process contains 'desktopnova' and the number (known as the pid) of the process sudo kill -9 ##### - instead of the # marks, put the pid of the process here. this will kill the process (without exception, hence -9). sudo apt-get ...


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The desktop environment is most likely Pantheon, the default desktop environment of Elementary OS since the Terminal mentions Luna, which is Elementary OS 0.2. The theme, judging from its window borders, appears to be Paper, a material design inspired theme.


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Probably this is Pantheon (Elementary OS). http://distrowatch.com/images/cgfjoewdlbc/elementary.png And this question is off-topic here, it should be asked on https://unix.stackexchange.com


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Please boot into a USB/LiveCD and copy the /home/media/ubuntu/UID/var/log/dmesg from there and post it in your question. We'll take it from there to recover all your files so you can start afresh.


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According to Wikipedia "Default user interface Xfce (formerly GNOME)" - By wikipedia under Ubuntu Studio - Wikipedia And SoftPedia: "... It combines the snappiness of the Xfce desktop environment with the stable base of the popular Ubuntu distribution..." - By SoftPedia under Ubuntu Studio 14.04.1 LTS for Linux - Softpedia


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Ubuntu studio 13.10 was using xfce as default. I guess this is still the case...



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