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I have laptop with ubuntu 14.04 I tried to install gnome to try it and after a while I wanted to remove it so I used the following command

apt-get remove gnom*

I rebooted and before the logging screen I just got a black screen

I tried to reinstall the ubuntu-desktop with:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

but I keep getting the following errors:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
ubuntu-desktop :  
    Depends: ubuntu-session but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: unity-control-center but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: unity-settings-daemon but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: xul-ext-webaccounts but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

searched for most of the questions with the unmet depends but there is no change I tried all the following:

ap-get update , upgrade , remove , auto remove , clean auto , clean  , apt-get -f install, dpkg --configure -a

but it's the same ...

so any idea how i can fix this issue

  • why dont you use xubuntu-desktop temporarily. indeed it is good DE too. you can try just installing unity. – rɑːdʒɑ Oct 15 '14 at 6:10
  • i tired to reinstall gnome-shell and unity but i same issue still here – Fat Mind Oct 15 '14 at 6:21
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I followed the depends packages till I reached this point

Depends: gnome-settings-daemon-schemas (< 3.10) but 3.12.2-0ubuntu1~trusty3 is to be installed

so I performed the following command that enabled me to reinstall the ubuntu-desktop

sudo apt-get install gnome-settings-daemon-schemas=3.8.6.1-0ubuntu11.2
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

I rebooted and could login to the profile

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