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  • Started 7 years ago by dobbie606
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dobbie606
Posts: 3

G'day All,
-removed Gaim pkg, wch as You know,in some instances, deletes he dtop.
NBD,as did a reinstall of U7.04...but, if it ever happens again [taps head]
--> What shell command /key combo is used to get into Terminal based install
of <sudo apt-get ubuntu desktop>
cheers,
dar
'if it ain't broke, i can fix that.'

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supermansghost
supermansghost
Posts: 350

I'm confused... your desktop was deleted? Did you get into X Win or Gnome at all?

Normally I just use Alt+F2 within gnome or KDE to bring up the run box, then gnome-terminal or konsole to bring up a console, and then install from there.

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dobbie606
Posts: 3

Yes, desktop was deleted.
As a v.green newbie,didn't have a clue how to get into X Win or Gnome.
-did a clean install cuz figured the whole all was trashed
Ubi was working flawlessly for 4mos.,[with the exception of Automatix breaking Updates&downloads: but that was solved by using cmd lines in the terminal], so never bothered to read troubleshooting FeistyFawn forum posts in depth

Many Thanks, Supermansghost,
will use Your advice when the disappearing desktop re-occurs due to my carelessness.
cheers,
dar

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

If you can't get to the prompt you can always use Ctrl+Alt+function keys to get to the virtual shells. For instance Ctrl+Alt+F1 or F6 or F7 or whatever.

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dobbie606
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Splendid stuff, Prof The Geek, tx
Would using the session chooser login screen be yet another access method?

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