So I got a problem here. So I installed SDL 2.0.1, everything worked fine, I installed dependencies of sdl as well, so I saw that it didn't worked, so I rebooted my pc, after that I get to gnome, and don't know what do, maybe some help? :)

  • What do you want to do exactly? – Wilf Dec 19 '13 at 19:07
  • I want to get back to the main display of Ubuntu, I just got a console of Gnome, and I don't know how to get back from it... For example I need to enter my login and password in console, and just do terminal things. – TheScriptan Dec 19 '13 at 19:10
  • Errr... Do you mean Unity? Or tty? :-) – Wilf Dec 19 '13 at 19:13
  • I mean I got to tty, and I want to get to Unity if it is the main explorer or I don't know how to call it, sorry for my bad dictionary of ubuntu definitions, I'am very new to this. :) – TheScriptan Dec 19 '13 at 19:14
  • Okay, here is what the problem is. I'am at tty, and I want to get back to Unity. Every time I reboot I get to tty, how to fix it? – TheScriptan Dec 19 '13 at 19:16

Normally, can enter a tty with Ctrl+Alt+(F1-F12), and in Ubuntu, and can exit it with Ctrl+Alt+F7. This problem is probably due to the login manager not starting. Try:

sudo service lightdm start

for the default lightdm login manager, and this for Gnome's login manager:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

You can also try entering the user session directly:


Pleases note that some of the above may be guesswork...

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    Okay I managed to fix it, when I tried startx It worked, but before that I needed to reinstall my xorg server, because it was broken or something. – TheScriptan Dec 19 '13 at 19:35
  • I would recommend getting the login manager working (the bit you normally see to login), as that runs background elements like the screensaver and stuff. – Wilf Dec 19 '13 at 19:36

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