enter image description hereBefore I was using Gnome desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 , then I installed Xubuntu desktop and just these days when I login it doesnot work..I dont know what's wrong when I drag something it repeat many times and stay on desktop and nothing work!...but gnome still ok...how can I restore Xubuntu desktop?

  • you mean to say that you had Xubuntu then you installed Gnome and now you are getting this problem ? – Edward Torvalds Nov 21 '14 at 8:27
  • no I installed xubuntu desktop after Gnome desktop and I was using Gnome before – Deniz Nov 21 '14 at 8:29
  • Has Xubuntu desktop ever worked in your case? Do you want to remove or repair it? The term restore is a bit unclear in this context. – Melebius Mar 28 '18 at 7:56

If you want to revert back to Gnome, then you should first remove XFCE desktop then reinstall Gnome desktop.

Removing XFCE:

sudo apt-get purge xfce4
sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get autoremove

reinstalling Gnome desktop:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall gnome-shell
sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge xubuntu-\* xfce\*
sudo apt-get install xfce4

installing xubuntu-desktop may create duplication.

  • That won't result in anything useful, because xubuntu-desktop is just a meta-package and xfce4 is (most likely) already installed. – David Foerster Nov 21 '14 at 11:05
  • ubuntuforums.org/… – Anıl Karaağaç Nov 21 '14 at 11:15
  • So your proposal would remove the Xubuntu desktop, while OP is asking how to restore it. How does that fit? I would like to point out again, that removing the package xubuntu-desktop does not remove the Xubuntu desktop environment, because it's just a meta-package depending on the actual packages that make out the desktop environment. – David Foerster Nov 21 '14 at 11:47
  • of course xubuntu-desktop has xfce4 but there are also other packages may break something. you're right. i edited my answer – Anıl Karaağaç Nov 21 '14 at 12:06

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