Help! I killed my GUI!

Scott Balneaves sbalneav at
Sat Sep 20 00:12:56 BST 2008

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 03:27:51PM -0700, Mike White wrote:
> Edubuntu 7.10: I removed some packages through synaptic package manager and rebooted a few of the LTSP clients. Now I can boot them up to a login screen, but once I login the screen is black with only a mouse cursor.
> Is there a way to get to the command line interface to back-track and restore some of the removed packages?

You'll probably want to try apt-get install edubuntu-desktop.

What packages did you remove?


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