My system SSD crashed and burned (literally) and I've replaced it. I've been able to make a new install of 14.04 server and then installed the stripped down ubuntu-desktop. Before the crash I had a stripped down version of Gnome. I restored my home directory and (as expected) have problems: after I enter startx I have a background and a few desktop folders but nothing else. No launcher, control-alt-t, nor anything else works.
There are some hidden gnome folders and files in my home folder.
How can I recover from this?
Some ~/.xsession-errors none of which give me any hints as I'm not knowledgeable about X Windows.
libGL error: failed to open DRM device: Permission denied. No module named gconf bluez.vala:104 GDBus.Error:org.bluez.Error.NoSuchAdaptor inictl: UStART_SESSION isn't set in the environment: Unable to locate the Upstart instance. ... and many more ...