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Old 11-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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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
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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.

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Old 11-05-2013, 02:48 PM   #3
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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.
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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.

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