LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Password
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 11-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
freesk73
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2013
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
desktop went from Mint to Ubunta I'm hunting the internet for answers. SYS Restore ??


So I was downloding some file in the package manager. It froze so I had to do a hard boot. I came back in. I have a dual boot Vista and Linux. When it came up it was different totally. I've been huffing and puffing to understand Linux. I almost fell off my chair. Help please I just want to know how and what to do. Thank you
 
Old 11-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
frankbell
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mageia, Mint
Posts: 6,908

Rep: Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285
What desktop is currently active (Ubuntu's Unity or possibly Gnome 3--they share some elements in their overall conceptualization) and which one were you using before (MATE or Cinnamon are two of the possibilities if you were using one of Mint's default choices)?

When you are at the login screen, click on the "Sessions" icon and see what your choices are. Perhaps you can select your previous environment there. My first guess (and it is a guess) is that, with a freeze and without a proper shutdown, the session did not get properly saved, though I must admit, I have had freezes on various systems and never encountered such a result.

Last edited by frankbell; 11-04-2013 at 07:39 PM.
 
Old 11-05-2013, 02:48 PM   #3
freesk73
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2013
Posts: 17

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Mint to Ubunta my desktop changed

I believe i have GNOME and Ubunta 13.04, but Mint seems to be the file system I've somehow changed the desktop. I cant seem to get around in it very well to help myself.
 
Old 11-05-2013, 03:42 PM   #4
snowpine
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,874

Rep: Reputation: 1038Reputation: 1038Reputation: 1038Reputation: 1038Reputation: 1038Reputation: 1038Reputation: 1038Reputation: 1038
Mint is based on Ubuntu, so don't get confused by that.

It sounds like you have installed more than one "desktop environment." No worries. Lots of people do this, on purpose or by accident.

You can choose which desktop environment you want each time you log in by choosing Sessions. Mint offers several different options, and I don't know which one you chose. Maybe Cinnamon? (their most popular these days)

You are still running Mint (based on Ubuntu) no matter which desktop environment you choose. The desktop environment is like a "skin" or "theme" for interacting with the operating system.

Last edited by snowpine; 11-05-2013 at 03:44 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] OS was Linux Mint 15 Mate I just rebooted and I'm Ubunta?? freesk73 Linux - Newbie 18 11-04-2013 08:24 PM
Restore linux mint grub after installing Fedora 17 miros84 Linux - Software 7 10-13-2012 04:11 PM
I just installed mint 12 I like to know how to setup wireless internet on my desktop Rayyah Linux - Newbie 5 02-03-2012 01:16 AM
how to restore sound on linux mint bernie cousino Linux - Newbie 1 12-25-2011 04:18 PM
How to remove the plasma desktop in SuSE 11.1 and restore the original desktop? johnny_g Linux - Newbie 2 10-01-2009 10:47 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:41 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration