Originally Posted by k3lt01
What did you install? You may have installed something that breaks other packages and, because of this, removes them. If you can use the command line type in
apt-get install gnome-core
and that may bring it all back for you.
thanks the above helped, though not fixed.
on first attempt with the above code, I got a message that there were broken packages and to run manually the command:
dpkg --configure -a
which I did.
After this I ran apt-get install gnome-core and got the message "some packages could not be installed ....
the following packages have unmet dependencies:
gnome-core : depends: empathy (>= 3.0) but it is not going to be installed.
E: Broken packages"
I rebooted and got the gnome login panel but when I logged in I got the message "gnome could not load" and I was logged out.
Any help on how I can repair my self inflicted damage would be much appreciated.