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Old 05-03-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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Ubuntu blank desktop with Gnome


My Ubuntu Gnome desktop now comes up blank - just started doing it for no particular reason. The mouse works but no clicks or keyboard actions have any effect. I can still remote in using Putty.

Any ideas??

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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PS - I tried re-installing Gnome desktop (using Putty) - actually uninstalled and then reinstalled. Everything went fine, no errors reported - but same deal.

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:35 PM   #3
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More - I tried creating a new user. When the machine starts up, I get the login screen all right, but when I login as this new user I get the same thing - featureless grey desktop, mouse pointer, nothing does anything.

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http://forums.worldofgnome.org/discu...utf8-issues/p1
 
Old 05-08-2013, 11:47 AM   #5
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Eddy1, thanks for the link. I will look at that when I get a minute. First thing I note in there is using ctrl-alt-del to logout - nothing, including ctrl-alt-del, responds when I am in Gnome. I have to remote in using Putty to kill the login.

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Old 05-10-2013, 02:24 PM   #6
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Are you using GNOME 3.6, or did you happen to update it to 3.8? I have actually tried about 3 different distros, and would upgrade GNOME 3.6 to 3.8 and reboot. Then the same thing would happen to me.
 
  


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