Lost Themes recover

Tim Frost timfrost at xtra.co.nz
Sat Jan 9 21:58:57 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-01-09 at 17:00 +0530, vijay shanker wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was experimenting with my UBUNTU box. 
> I installed a lot of themes. And then i thought to delete those
> installed themes. Somehow  I have removed all the the themes on the
> system.
> Now i am not able to login to my ubuntu desktop. All I get is a tiny
> corner placed terminal.

I assume that you used a package manager to remove '*theme*', and that
has removed some of the core packages that provide the Ubuntu desktop.

Try reinstalling the ubuntu-desktop package - that is the meta-package
that depends on all of the packages that make up the Ubuntu desktop.  It
will install all of the important  packages that are missing.  The
command is 
	sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
which is probably better done in a text window that the little xterm.
Switch to a virtual terminal with Ctrl-Alt-F1, then log in and try the

Note that this will fetch files from the Internet, rather than using a
CD, unless you add the CD to your sources.  If you have the CD for your
distribution, and want to use it for packages that haven't been updated,
you can do so by putting the CD into the CD drive and running the
	sudo apt-cdrom add

then do the install step as above

> Any suggestion! How can i recover form this situation and get my
> desktop back
> Regards,
> Vijay Shanker Dubey

Tim Frost <timfrost at xtra.co.nz>
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