Lost Themes recover

vijay shanker vijay.shad at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 04:46:24 UTC 2010

Thanks Tim Frost;

I have with reinstalling the missing packages.

You are right about the package manager. I were using that only.

When trying to installed those package I got some issued
* there was no internet connection(In recovery mode with internet
too). After a lot of digging out I were not able to connect to internet.
Then I connected my laptop with wired network and this way internet
connection was successfully made.

* Now i was not aware of what package to install. I tried to upgrade, clean
but no outcome and then I found some thread talking about aptitude command.
This tool was very helpful in selecting and reinstalling missing and removed

In the mean time i was also planning to remove my linux installation and
install it fresh again. I started another thread to discuss the issue. That
thread also had some valuable comments and replies to. But this situation
did not come up. I successfully got my linux back.



Vijay Shanker Dubey

On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 3:28 AM, Tim Frost <timfrost at xtra.co.nz> wrote:

> 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
> reinstall.
> 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
> command
>        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
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